csm posted:purplehaze posted:csm posted:jcocktosten posted:
Must be pretty traumatic for Eric Ripert - definitely blows. Good thing we are cutting funding for mental health -
Highly doubt it was a lack of public funding that precluded Bourdain from seeking help for his illness. More likely the macho restaurant culture and the general perception that guy's need to "man up" and deal with things on their own.
I'm pretty sure jc meant this in a much broader sense. And I agree with his sentiment.
Agreed, but my point was that additional resources, while helpful, will be something of a band-aid. Culture needs to change and for it to be okay to seek help if you need it, especially among men.
I think we're on the same page here, csm. But for culture to change, resources can't hurt. And gig's advice to personally reach out and get involved is valid as well. Between additional awareness and personal involvement with people we know, perhaps we can put a small dent in this. And I speak with intimate personal knowledge of people suffering from depression.