Thomas Lavery


Mental Health and Masculinity

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This piece reflects on the contemporary views of masculinity and the mental health of male athletes. Cruel words mixed with societal pressures can leave their toll, and a step in the right direction is to first realise, understand, and address the issues. In a world where acceptance continues to blossom for all body shapes, those in the spotlight and in front of the camera still find themselves under scrutiny; sacrificing their mental health by shaping themselves to fit a societal mould.