Neil Tambe

I'm a Detroiter who happens to enjoy writing, national parks, orange juice, the performing arts, and fanciful socks. More than anything though, I aspire to be a good husband, father, and citizen.

Where is the pressure coming from?

When I am with my wife and son, I am free. I feel lighter than air. When I hear “papa” or “honey” my mind is focused precisely on the moment. When I am with my family, and also good friends, the pressures of the world go away for a minute.

An issue area I follow relatively closely is mental health, anxiety, and depression. Mostly because I wonder about my own mental health sometimes and of those I’m close to.

Suicide is on the rise in the US. I see news stories about high-profile and low-profile people alike about overdoses, mental health, and suicide too often. I’m sure you do too. There’s surely a lot that goes uncovered by the press.   

Why is our culture dumping stress on us and/or leaving us without the skills to cope? Where is this pressure coming from?