If you missed this weeks show on “About Health” you can listen to Dr. Will Courtenay and Niiobli Armah. They discussed the mental health disparities for men and boys, especially men of color, and current strategies that are being implemented to reduce suffering and strengthen wellbeing.
So much to think about regarding this complex and important topic!
Niiobli Armah, Program Manager at Prevention Institute, works on the Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing team. He is the former Director of Health Programs for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) where he was responsible for managing the NAACP’s national policy and advocacy work, including HIV/AIDS, healthcare reform, and health equity portfolios. He also has worked at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, coordinating the daily operations of a childhood health collaborative focused on policy and environmental change. He is a graduate of the Southern University Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy. http://www.preventioninstitute.org/about-us/our-staff.html
Dr. Will Courtenay, is an internationally recognized expert in men’s health and in helping men, boys, and fathers. The American Psychological Association calls him, “a leading psychologist in the field of masculinity.” He provides psychotherapy and counseling to individuals in the S.F. Bay Area, and phone consultation to those outside of the area. You can reach him at 415-346-6719 or check out his website at http://www.themensdoc.com. He is also the author of Dying To Be Men: http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Men-Environmental-Biobehavioral-Psychotherapy/dp/0415878764