“Sharing your story is exposing the part of you that the world doesn’t normally see, in essence, it IS making yourself naked. But given the proper context and space, naked can be beautiful”.
Mental Health is 24/7, so should your access to support be. Pods has become that immediate support for many tethr men throughout their journey. Meet the men who have been a part of pods for the past six months and learn how they have emotionally supported each other without physically meeting.
Men aged 18–44 who had daily feelings of anxiety or depression, non-Hispanic black and Hispanic men (26.4%), were deemed less likely than non-Hispanic white men (45.4%) to have used mental health treatments. These statistics implore us to take a hard look at why mental health awareness is critical among the BIPOC community. During the 2020 pandemic, any person of color who navigated through the events of the year understands that getting emotional help and support is no longer a privilege-- it’s a priority.
Emotional fitness is our ability to understand our emotions, feel them, and proactively practice self-awareness and mindfulness. tethr shares how to strengthen your emotional fitness...
Tethr has had the privilege to receive four tips from Dr. Kieran Kennedy on how to make these hard but very important conversations easier. Here's what we've learned and need to share with all of you...
In case you missed the memo, April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, and men's health charity Movember is issuing an important reminder for men to regularly schedule a time to 'Know Thy Nuts'.As we say at tethr: check em and keep em!
tethr has engaged in moving conversations that have shed light on the very real experiences men go through everyday regarding their mental health. We have collected the most authentic conversations we have had on our platform on the topic of mental health that we feel everyone needs to hear. Check it out...
Two Letters Every Father Should Read contributed by tethr founders Matt Zerker and Addison Brasil
"When I think of my mental health or wellbeing journey, I think of failing Kindergarten! This was the year we realized I was Dyslexic."
"Looking back on that time in my life, the best advice I believe I would be able to give my younger self is that the only opinion that matters about you is yours. Stop worrying about what you look like."
"When I think about my mental health journey, when I became homeless for the first time stands out to me."
"The energy that you can't control will help you live your wildest dreams in the prime of your life. That sensitivity that isn't manly to your friends will make you a very attractive spirit to a lot of people."
"I’m still working on supporting others to overcome similar obstacles, it’s not easy. I’m used to telling the story, not to giving advice, because I don’t think I can."
"Looking back at it now, the way I behaved was to get attention. To be seen, heard, and understood."
"When I was struggling, I would have liked to see more day-to-day people opening up."
"Nobody should ever feel alone, and if there's anything I can do to help alleviate their suffering, even just a little bit, I will always take the opportunity to help, because I know how it feels and I know how much that helps me."
"I was home alone, brainwashed by my own negative thoughts and fears that I invented about everyone out of a fear of being let down on all levels. I wanted friends, wanted to be close with family, wanted relationships with depth and meaning but didn’t allow myself those luxuries."