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Why so many men are thanking an Irish guy for revealing a secret they're too afraid to admit

His honesty captivated me. Hopefully it will inspire others to speak up.

Niall Breslin has everything going for him.

He's a famous musician, a producer, a former footballer, good-looking, smart, and an all-around nice guy.

So people were surprised to hear that he also battles with anxiety and depression.

The reality is, it can happen to anyone.


People were shocked when he described his anxiety as so horrific that he wanted to rip the skin off his face. At one point, he was in so much emotional pain, he tried to knock himself out by banging his head on the wall.

He slept in a park for two nights in the midst of a breakdown.

But there can be something even worse than anxiety attacks: constantly having to hide them.

Even though so many people have mental health issues or know someone who does, the stigma makes them want to keep it hidden for fear of being judged.

Boys, in particular, are taught that being a "man" means not having vulnerabilities. That perception has to stop.

He's been inundated by emails from men, thanking him for speaking out when they felt they couldn't.

He's trying to reach people who DON'T have mental health issues to help them understand what people who DO have them struggle with.

Understanding = less stigma = people speaking up and getting help.

Hear him explain in his own soul-baring words below.

He's brave for speaking up to help others.

That's another thing he can add to his list of things he has going for him.

This article originally appeared on November 11, 2015


Remember those beloved Richard Scarry books from when you were a kid?

Like a lot of people, I grew up reading them. And now, I read them to my kids.

The best!

If that doesn't ring a bell, perhaps this character from the "Busytown" series will. Classic!

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Scarry was an incredibly prolific children's author and illustrator. He created over 250 books during his career. His books were loved across the world — over 100 million were sold in many languages.

But here's something you may not have known about these classics: They've been slowly changing over the years.

Don't panic! They've been changing in a good way.

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It’s true that much of our wildlife is in danger. Like, an alarmingly large amount. In 2021 alone, 22 species were declared extinct in the United States.

And globally, Earth is facing what scientists refer to as its “sixth mass extinction,” primarily thanks to human activity. You know, deforestation, climate change, overconsumption, overpopulation, industrial farming, poaching … the usual suspects.

It sounds like dystopian science fiction, but sadly, it’s the reality we are currently living in.

But today, there is a silver lining. Because the World Wildlife Fund recently reported 224 completely new species.

From a snake who channels David Bowie to a monkey with ivory spectacles, there are a lot of newly discovered creatures here to offer a bit of hope to otherwise bleak statistics.

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"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937) and actor Peter Dinklage.

On Tuesday, Upworthy reported that actor Peter Dinklage was unhappy with Disney’s decision to move forward with a live-action version of “Snow White and the Seven Drawfs” starring Rachel Zegler.

Dinklage praised Disney’s inclusive casting of the “West Side Story” actress, whose mother is of Colombian descent, but pointed out that, at the same time, the company was making a film that promotes damaging stereotypes about people with dwarfism.

"There's a lot of hypocrisy going on, I've gotta say, from being somebody who's a little bit unique," Dinklage told Marc Maron on his “WTF” podcast.

"Well, you know, it's really progressive to cast a—literally no offense to anybody, but I was a little taken aback by, they were very proud to cast a Latino actress as Snow White," Dinklage said, "but you're still telling the story of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.' Take a step back and look at what you're doing there.”

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