In May 2015, former English footballer Rio Ferdinand lost his wife to cancer. In order to deal with the overwhelming pain and grief, Ferdinand joined a support group with other men who have also experienced the loss of their loved ones’. This powerful video attempts to shatter the many widely-held beliefs about men and their emotions. It also emphasizes the need for the development of supportive programs that provide men struggling with grief the opportunity to heal from their traumatic experiences and acquire healthy coping mechanisms.
For information on the video Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kzclp
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