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When It Comes to Stereotypes, Words Matter. A Lot.

When It Comes to Stereotypes, Words Matter. A Lot.

A few days ago, I heard a young father telling his son—who was probably around 10 or 11—to “man up.” I started thinking about that phrase and wondered about all the gender stereotyping we do without even realizing it. Are expressions like “man up” harmless parts of or...
Could Masculinity Be Killing Us?

Could Masculinity Be Killing Us?

Dear Healthy Men: How much do you think that masculinity could be hurting men? A: A lot. But I’d argue that it’s less masculinity itself and more the pressure to be a “real man”—which, thanks to phrases like “Man up,” “Play through it,” and “Big boys don’t cry,”...
Improving Health and Wellbeing for Men, Boys, and Families
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Men and women express their emotions very differently, but too many mental health professionals don’t recognize the symptoms men and boys have. As a result, while more women are diagnosed with anxiety and depression, four times more men than women commit suicide. In this important free book, we discuss stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues as they are experienced by men and boys. This book could save your life—or that of a loved one.

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