My interest in male psychology began when I was the only woman working with a crew engaged in salvage diving: divers, deckhands, researcher and ship’s cook. That was before I trained as a psychologist.
What impressed me most about that experience was the way in which the men depended on one another...
Steve Jones (2016). Lonely Boy: tales from a Sex Pistol. London: William Heinemann.
Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols is renowned for three things: being a Sex Pistol, being a prolific thief, and sleeping with a sizable proportion of the women he met. So when I saw in the media that Steve Jones was publishing an autobiography, I was surprised that the headline focused on him being a victim of child sex abuse.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Marvin Westwood from the University of British Columbia will be a returning keynote speaker at the 2017 Annual Male Psychology Conference. Professor Westwood is considered one of the leading experts when it comes to therapy for PTSD veterans.
John Barry and Martin Seager gave a fascinating talk at University College London about Male Suicide. Their talk included both reasons for the high suicide rates among men as well as suggestions on how to reach more men. The full presentation is available as a pdf here.
The initiative from Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE) for World Mental Health Day entitled “Take 10 together” is very welcome overall. However, beneath this simple advice about how to converse with and support each other to improve emotional and mental well-being lurk false assumptions that we are all the same in this respect and that we all benefit from the same modes of communication.