Category Archives: Men’s Health

Why don’t we hear about the numbers of male abuse victims?

From Jenna Birch at Yahoo! Health: Roughly 40 percent of the victims of severe physical violence were men. The CDC repeated the survey in 2011, the results of which were published in 2014, and found almost identical numbers — with the … Continue reading

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The Boy Crisis: A Sobering Look at the State of our Boys

Warren Farrell Ph.D. discusses the Boy Crisis at TEDxMarin. A few highlights: “If our very survival has been dependent on our sons’ willingness to die for us, then being sensitive to male death competes with our survival instinct.” “Dad deprived boys … Continue reading

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Manorexia: The Masculine Side of Body Image Distortion

From Manorexia: The Masculine Side of Body Image Distortion by Armin Brott in Talking About Men’s Health In the U.S., at least a third of the 30 million people suffering from eating disorders are boys or men, according to the National … Continue reading

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Sweden Opens World’s First Rape Center for Men

From Maddy Savage at The Local: [T]he hospital, which hosts the largest emergency care unit in the Nordic region, is opening its doors to men and boys who are victims of rape and sex attacks. “We are happy that we … Continue reading

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Mars vs. Venus: The gender gap in health

An overview of male and female heath statistics. Mars vs. Venus: The gender gap in health in Harvard’s Men’s Health Watch (2010)

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An Open Letter to Social Workers

From Tom Golden at MenAreGood, “An Open Letter to Social Workers“, part 1: In the 1980’s and 1990’s, when I worked as a psychotherapist with many traumatized men and women, it was clear that society’s focus was to help women … Continue reading

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Men Are Dying Because They Can’t Talk

From Christos Reid at Medium, Men Are Dying Because They Can’t Talk: The Silence Problem Men are more at risk of committing suicide, states professor and chair of the National Suicide Prevention Advisory Group in England, Louis Appleby, because they … Continue reading

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Guns don’t kill people–our sons do.

Warren Farrell in USA Today after the Sandy Hook shooting: We respond by blaming guns, our inattentiveness to mental health, violence in the media or video games, or family values. Yes, all are players, but our daughters are able to … Continue reading

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Terry Brennan interviewed re: a White House Council on Boys and Men

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Warren speaking with Rand Paul about a White House Council on Boys and Men

When the White House created only a White House Council on Women and Girls in 2009, it left out the other half of the family: Boys and Men. Dr. Warren Farrell organized national leaders into a coalition to create a … Continue reading

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The Importances of having a White House Council on Boys and Men

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Warren Farrell Explains Why a White House Council on Boys and Men Helps Cut Govt. Costs

  In this video, Dr. Farrell explains how a White House Council on Boys and Men, by strengthening father involvement and the family, reduces the need for the government-as-substitute husband:    

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Dr. Warren Farrell at the Integral Spiritual Experience

This remarkable video shows Warren Farrell explaining what moved us into our present cultural state of seeing males as disposable and offers a number of ideas about how we can move forward to a place where both men and women … Continue reading

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Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle

P. Gregory Guss, L.C.S.W. Three years ago, a pilot project, titled the Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle was started in Davis, California, as a free service to address the profound patterns of male isolation that occur for men of all … Continue reading

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Newtown Shootings: Warren Farrell Offers New Ideas of What May Help

“It is time that we go beyond fighting over guns and to raising our Sons”. Newtown Shooting – Warren Farrell offers a core issue beyond the Gun Control issue about the absence of support for boys and young men and … Continue reading

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Grading President Obama on his Treatment of Men’s Issues

This article is in response to an article that appeared on Huffington Post that graded President Obama on women’s issues. I thought it was only fair to also have one for men.  Many of the categories and even some of … Continue reading

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Gaming to Re-engage Boys in Learning

A video on boys titled “Gaming to re-engage boys in learning” by one of our members, Ali Carr-Chellman.    

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Chronicle of Higher Education article on boys and men

  The Chronicle of Higher Education has published an article which addresses the need for a White House Council on Boys and Men. The article is titled “Saving the ‘Lost Boys.’

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White House Boys and Men article in Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine has published an article titled “The Need to Create a White House Council on Boys to Men.” The article interviews Dr. Warren Farrell about the proposal for a White House Commission for Boys to Men.  

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Boys, Men, and Suicide

a report written for the Maryland Men’s Health Commission by Tom Golden, LCSW

Men and boys comprise nearly 80% of all completed suicides in the United States.1 With this sort of number one would assume that there would be services that focus specifically on suicidal males. Surprisingly, there are almost no programs that focus on helping men and boys who might be suicidal. Sadly, Maryland is no exception to this rule. Maryland traditionally has very active programs to address the issues of suicide but does not seem to have any programs specifically addressing men or boys.

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Men’s Health – Maryland Report

a report written for the Maryland Commission for Men’s Health by Tom Golden, LCSW

    “‘Being male is now the single largest demographic factor for early death,’ says Randolph Nesse of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.’ If you could make male mortality rates the same as female rates, you would do more good than curing cancer,’ he says. Nesse’s colleague Daniel Kruger estimates that over 375,000 lives would be saved in a single year in the US if men’s risk Continue reading

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