US artist Kid Cudi, for example, explores depression and suicidal thoughts in a track on his Man on the Moon album, while lyrics by rapper J Cole include: ‘I ain’t too proud to tell you / That I cry sometimes.’The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) charity is dedicated to preventing male suicide.
It runs a helpline, website and webchat, challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it.
Their CALMzine online magazine is accessible and in no way worthy.
Compared to even a generation ago, there is more awareness of, and respect for, different identities and sexualities among men.
Women aim for glass ceilings, but men are trapped in glass cages. In mainstream culture, places where it is acceptable for men to spend time together are no longer limited to sports and pubs.
“How do you hunt and gather in an open-plan office? The London-based Chaps Choir brings together men of all sexualities and backgrounds for unashamedly joyful singing.
“People didn’t laugh or think less of me,” he wrote, “it was the opposite. Perry wrote that art saved him from the “trunkful of angry masculinity” he was carrying.
They respected me for letting off the pressure cooker of emotion and for letting the mask slip.”Meanwhile, boxer Anthony Joshua has teamed up with men’s fragrance brand Lynx to raise awareness of male insecurities by answering some of the most-searched questions about the subject on Google. He has also presented several TV series on the subject.