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‘Men also feel pain’ – help is on hand for men struggling with the trauma of losing a child

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Sandile Mvelase and his partner Phumelele Nzimande.
Sandile Mvelase and his partner Phumelele Nzimande.
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“Big boys don’t cry.” “Be a man.” These are the kind of phrases many boys grow up hearing.

From the day they are born, they are often taught not to express their feelings or show any kind of negative emotions about what they’re going though.

But now, a group of men are changing the narrative, as they help each other deal with what must be one of the most painful experiences any parent can suffer – the loss of a child.

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