Today is a bad day. It is the lowest you have felt and you didn’t even think it was possible to feel so down. You’re trying to turn the day around but nothing is working. Exercising, working, reading or relaxing – it’s not doing anything and you just feel numb. In times like these it is incredibly easy to give up. This lethargic cloud doesn’t seem like it will clear anytime soon and you’re forever stuck in the fog with no clear path out. It’s easy for someone to say “Chin up, things will get better.” – But do you really believe it? When you feel lost and helpless; hope is the one thing you’re looking for, but life has seemed to run out of stock on “Hope”. Sometimes there only seems to be one solution; you may not have thought about it before, but all of a sudden it makes sense now: Suicide.

In Canada, Suicide is the 7th most common cause of death amongst men and this has been a long-term issue within this country. The stigma that tells men that they are not allowed to express their emotions results in feelings being repressed; however there is only so much a human being can bottle their emotions – and there will reach a point where it gets too overwhelming. Without a healthy outlet, suicide seems like the only option. There is a dangerous misconception that Suicide is the “easy way out”. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. Suicide is one of the hardest and darkest thought that can go through anyone’s mind. Believing that a life has come to its end is a heart breaking realisation; even Doctor’s struggle to make that final call. But when it seems like you can’t do anymore, it’s understandable that this is the conclusion you’d arrive to. We know because we’ve experienced it.

‘Heart of a Man’ wants to give you hope in those moments you feel like all is lost. Our founder, Donovan McKenzie, has been through the dark times and survived. Pain, Passion and Purpose is what we want you to understand at ‘Heart of a Man’. The Pain you feel is real. Even if you feel like you’re being “silly” and that you’re “fussing over nothing” – we will never downplay the pain you feel. We provide an environment where we don’t compare suffering, but acknowledge its existence. It is possible to find your Passion again. We want to help you fall back in love with life. Like any relationship, there are points where you question its stability and whether things are working. Before you make any decisions, let’s have a conversation. We want you to feel comfortable to talk about your relationship with life – maybe life isn’t giving back as much as you want, but life is always worth fighting for, and we are determined to help reignite your passion towards it. 

Finally: Purpose. True happiness in life is not money or power but fulfillment. There are so many individuals who have cash, cars, numerous partners and more but they’re not happy because these things don’t complete an individual. Happiness isn’t a tangible thing but an emotion we experience. However, if you don’t allow yourself to truly feel the sad times, you’re never going to appreciate the good times. ‘Heart of a Man’ offers a space where you are allowed to feel. We are a community that want to help you find your purpose, whatever form it may come in. When you feel like there is no one to turn to, no one who will listen, and no one who will be able to understand, remember one thing: ‘Heart of a Man’ will always be there for you. We will always be there to listen. We will always be there to help. For more all the latest news and updates, follow ‘Heart of a Man’ on Social Media:               

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