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CALIFORNIA & NATIONAL RESOURCES
National Crisis (Suicide) Hotline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
California Youth Crisis Line: (800) 843-5200
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Reach Out Boys Town National Hotline: 1-800-448-3000
Trevor Project Lifeline (LGBTQ crisis intervention): (866) 488-7386
Spanish Language Lifeline Number: (888) 628-9454
The Afrikaans word for fertilizer, "kunsmis," directly translates is “art” and “dung.”
I aim to artfully/ skillfully create a container where you are invited to explore your growth edge. An optimal environment where we work together to integrate your therapeutic goals.
Here are some resources that have fertilize my soul.
Since International Men’s Day came and went this year without much recognition or fanfare. (Honestly I didn’t even know there was a day marking the predicament men find themselves in). To highlight that oversight here are two resources that I found broadens the conversation about masculinity - as appose to Peterson-Tate-like hellish polarization of it.
Firstly Richard Reeves, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, sheds light on the often-overlooked issue of male inequality in modern society. His research uncovers alarming trends across various domains, including education, health, income, and happiness, where men, particularly in marginalized groups, are increasingly lagging. Reeves points out the educational gap where girls consistently outperform boys, urging a reevaluation of our educational and vocational training systems. He stresses the significance of tackling the "dad deficit" and reimagining fatherhood roles. This conversation goes beyond individual challenges, highlighting the need for systemic changes to address deep-rooted gender inequalities and their complex interplay with factors like poverty and family dynamics. Reeves' insights call for an urgent shift in perspective and policy to mitigate the adverse effects of male inequality, including mental health issues and substance abuse among men.
Podcast interview with Ezra Klein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzoFRKnbwIU
Online organization: https://aibm.org
Secondly George TheTinMen amazing work can be found on the instagram account for @thetinman. It is succinct, entertaining and shocking stats and research that does exist but is not “out” there.
He delves into the complex world of advocating for men's issues, challenging the progressive left's hesitation to fully engage with these topics. His journey is not just about bringing these issues to light but also about redefining how society perceives and addresses them. One of his critical points is the necessity to view men's problems as societal issues, going beyond the oversimplified solution of encouraging men to just "talk about it."
In a podcast with Chris Williamson, George touches on various significant aspects such as the implications of family court proceedings, sentencing biases, and the urgent need for a more empathetic understanding of men's issues. George stresses the importance of employing an intersectional lens to fully grasp the diverse challenges faced by different groups of men, including minority and gay men. He points out that overlooking these intersectional factors leads to a superficial understanding and, often, the dismissal of these crucial issues.
A poignant part of the conversation focuses on suicide and mental health in men. George argues that these are not just issues of mental health or an inability to communicate but are often the result of external stresses and societal pressures. He emphasizes that effective suicide interventions must consider the societal context, including relationship breakdowns, work stress, and financial hardships. Encouraging men to talk is vital, but it's equally important for society to listen and act on these underlying problems. This podcast is a call to action for a more comprehensive and empathetic approach to addressing men's issues in our society.
“One of the best things to do when you're stressed out on the internet just go outside for like 20 minutes like it's really not as exciting as dramatic it's kind actually kind of boring real life in the best possible way.” - George The Tin Men.
work by Cecile Carre