When Depression Turns Deadly: The Mask Men Wear – Part 1

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D.   Introduction In  this  first  part  of  my  three­part  series  on  depression  titled,  ​When  Depression  Turns Deadly:  The  Mask  Men  Wear​ ,  I  focus  more  specifically  on  the  hidden  depression  in men  and how  to  recognize it before  it  ravages  your  life.  The tragic loss  of a loved one by suicide is  often the  end result of a life long battle with unremitting depression.  Learn how  to  recognize  the  signs  […]

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Tribute to a Spiritual Warrior

Dr. Jerry Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013) By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D.   In my article titled: Who Are the Real Heroes Today? I opened the piece with a statement about two sports figures that have fallen from Grace. In contrast, I want to offer herewith a brief tribute to a man […]

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Who Are the Real Heroes Today?

Closing the Father Gap for Our Boys By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D.   We watched from the sidelines as Lance Armstrong has fallen on his sword and has finally decided to tell the truth about his use of performance enhancing drugs. You decide if he’s told all of the truth. We’ve watched recently in horror […]

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A Circle Of Men

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D.

Why Men’s Groups?

It appears that men today are just as cut off and stuck as their predecessors. Our culture is faster and more demanding than ever before. Men find themselves caught in the rat race, struggling to keep up, and challenged to balance their lives against the demands of roles that call for them being providers, husbands and fathers. They are wondering whether they can even be there for their families to the degree that their own fathers were and they carry a perception that their fathers weren’t present enough for them. This creates internal concerns about their capacity to measure up to the standards that they have set for themselves.

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Anatomy of a Control Freak*

Is he power-mad, or simply a good leader?

by Sylvia Cary
Reprinted with permission from Joe Weider’s Men’s Fitness May 1993

Are you now, or have you ever been, a control freak? Ever worked for one? Lived with one? Thirty years ago, the term hadn’t even been coined. Today men are routinely accused of trying to exercise control, as if the very effort is a crime.

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Bash: In A P.C. World, Why Are Men The Butt Of Everybody's Jokes?*

By Sylvia Cary
From October 1998 Men’s Fitness

“Two guys go into a store to buy a brain. The male brain costs $100 and the female brain costs $25. When they ask the store clerk why the female brain costs so much less, he tells them, ‘Because the female brain has been used.”

– joke told by actress Sharon Stone during a March 1998 TV tribute to Betty Ford

Think that’s funny? The audience certainly did. But can you imagine if the joke had been reversed – as it might have been, say, 50 years ago? We’ve come a long way – so long that the pendulum is swinging in the other direction, and now it’s aimed directly at yo

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