University Group: “Masculinity Can be Extremely Toxic to Our Mental Health”

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A group at the Claremont Colleges called “5Cs Thrive” hosted an event Monday focused on the mental health problems caused by masculinity.

5Cs Thrive describes itself as “a safe space for students at the 5c’s to talk about mental health.”

A group at the Claremont Colleges called “5Cs Thrive” hosted an event Monday called “Masculinity + Mental Health” which focused on the mental health problems caused by masculinity.

“Masculinity can be extremely toxic to our mental health, both to the people who are pressured to perform it and the people who are inevitably influenced by it,” the event’s organizers state in the description. “We would like to encourage discussion on how to openly talk about our emotions and our wellbeing, and how to engage in masculine identities in a healthy way.

“Relevant to this discussion is how masculinity can harm our relationships with people and one’s ability to cope when relationships are difficult or end,” the synopsis continues. “We want to create a safe and open space where we can talk about masculinity and its various intersections with our identities and experiences.”

5Cs Thrive describes itself as “a safe space for students at the 5c’s to talk about mental health,” and is part of the Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity (The Hive).

The Hive’s stated mission is “to…

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