What Good Will Hunting Teaches Us About Men, Shame, and Suicide

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“Shame, fear, isolation, addiction. Shame, fear, isolation, addiction. After a few hundred times through the spiral, men will do anything to get off the ride, including suicide.”

Video Games as a Way to Connect with College Men

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Aaron W. Voyles looks at the way video games positively impacted a member of his campus community.

It’s Halloween. Is the Kaci Hickox Witch-Hunt Over?

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Ebola is deadly and highly contagious, but not easily transmitted. Fear and panic should not guide public health decisions. Science should.

The Isolation of Depression: How to Reach the Ones You Love?

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Shawn Henfling describes the isolation of depression and what you can do to help the people you love.

Why I Hate Bullies

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His school days are years in the past, but cruel comments by unthinking teens bring the pain of bullying back for Michael Copperman.

I’m Not the Only One Who Sucks?

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Just what sort of company does misery love, anyway?

Guys, Change Your Scenery

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The only way to beat the taxing grind is to get out of it, at least for a while.

Beyond Bars: Social Isolation

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May 11, 2013 New Folsom Prison. What are the effects of social isolation, and how much endlessly deep punishment can the mind sustain?

The Myth and False Lesson of Independence

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Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

You Probably Don’t Practice the Most Important Skill in Life

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You are a SOCIAL animal. So why accept social mediocrity?

The Lonely Male: Struggling to Find Connection through Masculine Armor

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Richard Nicastro reminds us that men can feel lonely–even when sitting right next to their partners or spouses.

Shooting an Elephant

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In deceptively simple language, Lee Patton brings together mortality and isolation, elephants and teeth.

“I do not, and cannot, trust other men. In fact, I can count on one hand the number of male friends I have, and none of them I let get close to me.”

Leap of Faith

This comment by Dave on the post Open the Door: A Survivor’s advice on Not Shutting Out the World

Five Terrors of Being a Man

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Mark Greene explores how men’s wide ranging fears remain hidden behind a facade of false confidence.

3 Things About Being Alone That Are Worth it

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Jaime Zepeda knows there is something to be gained by spending time on your own that can’t be found with others.

Touch Isolation: How Homophobia Has Robbed All Men Of Touch

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Mark Greene has one clear reason we should all fight for gay rights. Homophobic prohibitions against male touch are hurting straight men as well.