West Coast Men’s Support Society if very pleased to announce that we had a successful interview on People First Radio this past Thursday.
The interview was largely based around the new Men’s Centre that will be opening at Simon Fraser University, and the response that it has received to date from the community.
I discussed the need for society to work towards an equilibrium between the support and understanding of women’s and men’s emotions.
I discussed the need for an understanding of the sacred masculine and how important this is.
I wanted to clarify that the need for a safe place for men to go to to seek help in no way minimizes the need for women’s centres – places for women to go for support. I am simply emphasizing that both genders require support – typically from their own gender in order to be safe and healthy.
I spoke about the different programs that the West Coast Men’s Society is offering to support men in BC.
I confirmed that we support men’s work across British Columbia – including: up and down Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. We are working to build connections in the Lower Mainland, the Kootenays, and in the northern regions of BC. We want to help men wherever they reside.
It is truly our hope that the new Men’s Centre at Simon Fraser will mark the beginning of a more balanced society – where both women’s and men’s emotional lives are being supported.
Please feel free to contact us for more information on our programs.
Thanks for your time!
I just published this on our Facebook page:
This is the cartoon that was published in SFU’s Peak publication when they published their article about the Men’s Centre. I submitted the following letter to their opinions email address in response to the cartoon:
I am trying to understand what you were hoping to achieve by publishing the above noted cartoon in your April 9, 2012 publication. The first thought that came to mind when I saw it was: “when are people – especially men going to take men’s emotional health seriously? If men cannot take their own emotional health seriously then how can women?” As the Executive Director of the West Coast Men’s Support Society, I want to reinforce to your publication and to your readers that there must be a balanced approach to men’s and women’s emotional needs in order for emotional safety to truly exist. For until men have taken a good look in the mirror and received the emotional support that they require (especially from other men), they will continue to wander the world as immature little boys – not having a clear grounded understanding of their needs as a human being. I truly hope that Men’s Centres continue to be formed across Canada and anywhere a Women’s Centre exists, in order for balance to be achieved. Thank you for your time.
I think that the above letter to the editor speaks for itself. Please feel free to contact the West Coast Men’s Support Society for more details about our programs and resources. Thanks for your time!