Once every month, on the same Saturday, at the same time, at the same Perkins restaurant, 8-15 guys gather for a breakfast. No big deal, right? And nobody would ever think of this as a therapy session. I mean, it’s eggs and bacon and coffee and orange juice and laughter and tears and open conversation about life’s struggles and support from other men who understand. A chance to be with others and a time to get advice and a chance to be pushed to move forward…Yeah, I guess it is therapy.
Actually, it’s way more than therapy. It’s building friendships so that the next time a guy finds himself struggling he now has the phone number or email or address of a buddy who will be there for him, even if he is struggling at 8:30pm on a Sunday night. It’s a real connection to someone who genuinely cares about how he is doing and who will also help to hold him accountable to taking strides to help himself get better. And guess what? If the guy doesn’t have insurance, his friend will still be there. And you know what…friendship isn’t limited to 5 visits or subject to a co-pay that for so many is more than they can manage to pay.
So if you think breakfast with other men who understand depression would be helpful to someone you love or care about, then please consider encouraging them to join us on the first Saturday of each month at 7:45am. Heck, we even pick up the tab! If you’d or someone you know would like more information, give me a call at 612-789-9897 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.