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PDF | Vol. 2, No. 5 (2005)

This issue looks at men's and boy's mental health. Although there are arguments that all mental health services and research are implicitly based on men, but if a gender lens reveals inequities for women then it also has the ability to reveal areas of concern for men. In this volume, read about the challenges of fatherhood, suicide risk factors at various ages, and 'drive for muscularity.'


  • Editor's Message
    (Christina Martens)

  • At the Intersection of Biology and Culture
    (Aaron White)

  • Men's Mental Health: A silent crisis
    (Frances Bartlett)

  • A Snapshot of Seniors' Lives: Depression, suicide darken the later years
    (Chris Johnson)

  • Boys, and How We Can Reach Them
    (Anita Roberts) (online only)

  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Men Are Dissatisfied After All
    (Todd G. Morrison)

  • Are Men Self-Medicating?
    (Sarah Hamid-Balma)

  • Sexual Abuse and Addiction in Men
    (Jim Cullen)

  • Understanding Suicide Risk Among Young Men
    (Jennifer White)

Experiences and Perspectives

  • A 'Big, Strong Man'
    (Spencer McDonald)

  • Men are Dying, and 'Dying' for Mental Health Research!
    (James Hodgins)

  • RESPECT: A rap song for teens
    (Noah Davis)

  • Male, Chinese and Immigrant: Mental health shame runs deep
    (Andrew Lee)

  • A Mirror Image? Men and mental illness in Canadian and Chinese cultures
    (Cynthia Row)

  • Nurture over nature: Relearning that sharing feelings is healthy
    (Rodney Baker)

  • My Journey: From blowing up rock to taming bipolar disorder
    (Stewart Ludtke)

  • About a Man Who Suffered Needlessly
    (Frank G. Sterle, Jr.)

  • Too Proud to Ask for Help
    (Ian Chovil)

  • My Double Life
    (Ian Ross)

  • The Tragedy of Self-Medicating: Personal and workplace loss
    (Rafe Mair)

  • Female-to-Male Youth
    (Gail A. Knudson)

Alternatives and Approaches

  • Extreme Kindness and Mental Health
    (Brad Stokes-Bennett)

  • Postpartum Depression: In men?
    (Laurynas Navidauskas)

  • Men Have Eating Disorders Too: A retreat approach
    (Gary Holdgrafer)

Regional Programs

  • Men's Empowerment for Learning and Living
    (Leanne McKenna)

  • Wellness Gathering: Contributing to the mental health of First Nation men
    (Brian Muth)

  • Gayway: Supporting gay men
    (Phillip Banks)

  • Nothing's Wrong: A man's guide to managing his feelings [book review]
    (Aaron White)


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