This past March, the SWC hosted Real Men Talk: Entering The Discomfort Zone’ – a panel event focused on destigmatizing men’s mental health and being vulnerable as a man.
Co-moderated by Zeinab Khawaja and Patrick Ang from the SWC, our panel featured Simoni Lawrence and Dane Evans who are both players for the Hamilton Tiger-cats, and Dr. Rodrigo Narro Pérez, a post-doctoral fellow and instructor at the McMaster Faculty of Science. Listen in as they share their journeys and how/where they find help to upkeep their mental wellbeing. Our discussion delved into themes of coming from immigrant families, masculinity in different cultures, the post-secondary experience, and the unique pressures of being an athlete. Our panelists also shared helpful tips for those looking to support the men in their lives.