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Improving the Mental Health of Men and Boys
Rob Whitley, Ph.D.
What are the root causes of men's mental health woes? Is it male stubbornness and reticence to talk? Or is it a toxic social environment and an unresponsive mental health system?
Recovery from mental illness can be fostered by self-initiated and clinician-initiated activities. These five factors may hold the key to recovery progress.
People with mental illness are producing gritty and poignant films that could help diminish stigma.
Should we routinely default to psychiatric language when explaining complex human behaviors such as mass killings? Or is there still space for moral and sociological explanations?
Research indicates that resilience is not a fixed attribute, but can be cultivated through simple self-initiated activities.
Evidence suggests that certain self-initiated activities can be very beneficial for mental health. A new year resolution based on one of these activities may be a life-changer.
A growing body of research indicates that religious belief and practice can promote good mental health, as well as foster recovery from mental illness.
Data suggests that black men have high rates of wrongful conviction. This can ruin individual lives, creating fear and mistrust in black communities. This can damage mental health.
New research shows a sharp increase in premature death rates among rural less educated whites; mainly due to suicide, overdose, and substance abuse. What are the underlying causes?
Researchers interviewed a range of people with mental illnesses to learn more about their dating and romantic experience. Findings were surprising, poignant and insightful.
Four reasons why the petition calling President Trump mentally ill is deeply troubling.
New research indicates that we are becoming more and more individualistic. Is this having a negative effect on our mental health?
Some scholars have long stated that we are in the midst of a ‘boy crisis’, manifesting itself in educational under-achievement and poor mental health. But is this the case?
A recent report set out to assess gender inequality and mental health, but was this another wasted opportunity to discuss issues affecting men?
Surveys indicate that men have low rates of depression. As such, a common impression is that depression is generally a woman's disease. But is it?
Recently, there has been a growing push for the use of "trigger warnings" on college campuses. But are they beneficial for mental health? And can they have unintended consequences?
Many romantic relationships flounder on minor misunderstandings, which can often escalate into full-scale crises. What can be done to diminish such misunderstandings?
Numerous researchers state that there is a silent crisis in men’s mental health. Is this the case? What are the issues and what are the solutions to improve men's mental health?
Rob Whitley, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University and a research scientist at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre.