No Elegies for Porn Stars

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Dean Kostos’s newest book, This is Not a Skyscraper, contains many gems. This reflection on a porn watcher’s sense of entitlement to the attention of a neighborhood porn star–“earned by years of yearning”–is one such standout.

Beyondblue Report: Masculinity Stereotypes Key in Men’s Mental Health

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Chances are, every single one of us, at least once in our lives has been told, told another, or heard the phrases ‘man up’, ‘stop being a pussy’ or ‘don’t be such a girl’.

How an Epidemic of Loneliness is Killing the Men We Love

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Mark Greene reviews the research connecting boys’ friendships and adult male life expectancy.

Beyond Survivorship — How to Own Your Life

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We have all been victimized, in some way, at some point in our lives. One way to know you’re over being a victim.

Why Do We Murder the Beautiful Friendships of Boys?

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An epidemic of loneliness is killing millions of American men. Here’s why.

Graham Moore Wins Oscars Night: ‘Stay Weird. Stay Different.’

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In his acceptance speech for ‘The Imitation Game,’ Moore shares a powerful message based on the story of his own attempted suicide as a teenager.

To Kurt Cobain, on Your 48th Birthday

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Gone, but never forgotten. Ryan Bell shares what Kurt Cobain left him…and us…more than 20 years after his death.

10 Harmful Myths About People with Bipolar Disorder

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As a person diagnosed with bipolar disorder, Sam Dylan Finch debunks some of the biggest myths you hear about it today.

Mental Health is a Global Issue

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Here’s how neuroscience can cross international boundaries

If You’re Considering Suicide

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“A few years ago, I was seriously depressed, looking for a reason to stay alive. I couldn’t find one. Now I’d like to help others.”

Bullying Meets Its Match

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After years of abuse at school, Claire Tietgen wanted to die. Now, though, she’s found a reason for living thanks to Mixed Martial Arts.

Therapy Through Nature

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When the darkness of negative emotions hangs heavy, there are few things that lift those clouds better than getting out into nature.

The Nightmare of Suicide — Six Things You Need to Know

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Loss from suicide is a persistent grief. The good news is that you will survive the pain. Here are six things you need to know, from a man who lost his friend who also happens to be a cop.

They Loved Their Son So Much, They Killed Their Daughter: a Requiem for Leelah

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The death of transgender teen Leelah Alcorn has stunned America and leaves many questions. Writer Rob Watson compares the reaction to that of the slain Matthew Shepard, and pays tribute to a young life, gone too soon.

To Anyone Struggling With Depression

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If you, or someone you know, is in the dark, lonely world that depression takes you to, please read this. You will get through this.

The Missing Education of Boys

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Why current practices in education forecast a disaster for boys.