What Lloyd Austin’s Story Tells Us About Men’s Health

“What Lloyd Austin’s Story Tells Us About Men’s Health” By: Cassie Whyte, Men’s Health Network Contributor   Amidst geo-political turmoil and surging public distrust of government officials, it is easy to forget that holders of weighty, prestigious titles, such as United States Defense Secretary, are ultimately humans just like us: humans who endure devastating health...Continue reading

Tend to Your Relationships: Fathers & Sons

Tend to Your Relationships: Fathers & Sons By: Cassie Whyte Happy National Son’s Day! Today, September 28th, we at Men’s Health Network is celebrating National Son’s Day! On this holiday, we acknowledge the joy that comes along with both having a son, and being a son. All sons are gifts to their parents, as well...Continue reading

National Son’s Day

Blog Entry by Intern, Zachary Funaro “You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.” — NASA astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Sr. National Son’s Day is celebrated on September 28th each year with the sole purpose...Continue reading

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Practicing Hope New Toolkit on Recovery Support in Communities

A Letter from the HHS Partnership Center Director Greetings friends, The data is in and, as many would have anticipated, the COVID-19 pandemic was experienced with particular hardship among those with substance use disorders. In 2020, the rate of drug overdose deaths accelerated and increased 31% from the year before – usually from opioids –...

Avoiding the Holiday Blues

Well, here we are again, the last few weeks of the year. Those weeks that include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—collectively called “the holidays.” If you’re reading this article, it means that you have survived the last two years – which have included an election, social unrest, and oh that darned pandemic! Instead of enjoying...Continue reading

COVID-19 isolation contributes to mental health issues for men and boys

COVID-19’s isolation may be necessary for physical health, but it’s causing a torrent of mental health problems for boys and young men that are worsening as the pandemic drags on. Family members, friends and work colleagues can play an important part in monitoring the mental health of the men and boys they care about. The...Continue reading

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The Biggest Health Problem We’re Terrified to Talk About

I’ll be 75 years old this year. My wife, Carlin, will be 80. Even our 5 children are rushing past mid-life. We’ve all had health challenges that we talk about with family, friends, and our health-care providers. But there’s one problem that remains hidden. It’s depression and bipolar disorder. My father suffered from them for...Continue reading

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The Hidden Cause of Depression: Five Things Your Doctor Never Told You About

Like millions of others in the U.S. and throughout the world, I’ve been depressed a lot in my life and I’ve taken medications to help relieve the hopelessness, irritability, and lack of energy that plagued me. In 2004, I wrote a book, The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression that gathered...Continue reading

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