Skip to main content

USA INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY TEAM LAUNCHES OBSERVANCE OF INTERNATIONAL MEN'S HEALTH WEEK IN USA WITH 6/12/2016 - 4:00 PM (EDT - NEW YORK TIME) NATIONAL TELECONFERENCE



Men’s Issues Thought Leader, Publisher of a widely read and highly acclaimed men’s journal – – and the New York (USA) Regional Coordinator for International Men’s Day SCOTT LUXOR will serve as moderator of a national teleconference on Sunday, 12 June 2016 commencing at 4:00 P.M. (E.D.T. – New York Time) and concluding at 5:00 P.M. (E.D.T.). The national teleconference which is the brainchild of the USA International Men’s Day Team will launch the United States’ observance of 2016 International Men’s Health Week.


To participate in the national teleconference call, dial 712-775-7031 and use the following access code: 803 828. The national teleconference call will engage key stakeholders in a solutions-based dialogue on Men’s Health which will include STEPHEN M. DOWNS, M.D., M.S., Jean and Jerry Bepko Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Children’s Health Services Research, and Vice Chair for General Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana and RANDY HUTCHINS, Ph.D., P.A., one of the co-architects of the Male Care Services Program at the Spectrum Community Health Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Members of the United States International Men’s Day Team -- GREGORY JOHNSON, Ohio (USA) Regional Coordinator – International Men’s Day, DARLENE MONSOUR, Texas (USA) Regional Coordinator – International Men’s Day and DIANE A. SEARS, USA Coordinator – International Men’s Day (www.imd-global.org). Fatherhood and Men’s Issues Advocates, military veterans, educators , school administrators, legislators, legal professionals, social services professionals and providers, and the general public are encouraged to participate in the national teleconference.


In 2016, the focus for International Men’s Health Week is on mental health issues for Men and Boys. The link between physical issues and mental health issues, the alarmingly rising rates of suicide among Men and Boys, holistic therapies to resolve mental health issues in addition to traditional psychiatry, and the need to provide “safe spaces” or “safe havens” for Men and Boys which they can utilize to discuss their feelings ---particularly depression, loneliness, and alienation – without having their masculinity called into question are a sample of the issues which will be explored during the national teleconference scheduled for Sunday, 12 June 2016 beginning at 4:00 P.M. (E.D.T. – New York Time).

“Relationships Education should be a Number One priority for young men as well as adult men. The lack of relationship understanding is a key reason that mental health issues develop later on with men. We need to look at holistic therapies as a means of resolving mental health issues for Men and Boys – therapies that address nutrition and include meditation, group dialogue and hypnosis. There is a lack of support among Men, and society as a whole, in engaging guys in dialogues about isolation. We need to make it ‘cool’ for Men to share feelings as well as hopes and dreams. And this dialogue must be one of inclusiveness . . . diversity. We need to address issues that include racism, poverty, and unequal educational resources for urban Men and Boys,” remarked Scott Luxor when reached for comment about the national teleconference which will launch the USA’s observance of International Men’s Health Week.


For further information about International Men’s Health Week, visit its website at www.menshealthweek.org.


  For further information about International Men’s Day, visit its website at www.imd-global.org.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

DRAWING A STRAIGHT LINE TO RECIDIVISM, SUSTAINABILITY, AND RENEWED PROSPERITY IN PHILADELPHIA

Heralded by many as the “Next Great American City”, the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States, the City of Philadelphia is on the move.  Real estate developers are transforming an area between Market and Chestnut Streets spanning from 11th to 12th Streets once considered the epicenter of Philadelphia into East Market, a towering and expansive structure which will be home to residential units, restaurants, retail outlets, and office space. Looking westward, a cluster of gleaming glass and steel skyscrapers which rise above the end of the Walnut Street Bridge and which appear to obfuscate the line of demarcation between the City of Philadelphia’s downtown business district, University City, and the neighborhoods surrounding Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania come into view .. These developments are helping to create excitement about Philadelphia. Despite the perceived “renewed prosperity” of Philadelphia’s downtown business district an…

MEN'S HEALTH ADVOCATE, MUSIC PRODUCER, ARRANGER, SONGWRITER AND SINGER MR. GREG BEST TO SPEAK AT THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR MEN AND BOYS TELECONFERENCE 6 NOVEMBER 2016

The USA International Men’s Day Team has disclosed that Men’s Mental Health Advocate, arranger, music producer, songwriter and singer Mr. Greg Best will be featured as a speaker at the Third Annual International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys’ Teleconference on Sunday, 6 November 2016 beginning at 10:00 A.M. (E.D.T.). “Voices Of Our Fathers” is the theme for the Third Annual International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys’ Teleconference which leads up to the United States’ observance of 2016 International Men’s Day (www.imd-global.org) on Saturday, 19 November 2016. The general public is encouraged to join Mr. Best in the teleconference by dialing the following conference call number: 712-775-7031 and access code: 803 828. To register for the Third Annual International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys Teleconference and to learn more about the event, please visit the following website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/third-annual-international-day-of-prayer-for-men-and-boys-nat…

SEEING INVISIBLE MEN AND BOYS: JEROME TEELUCKSINGH, Ph.D.

On 19 November 2015, a panel discussion was held at the Student Activity Center at The University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago (in the Caribbean). It was spearheaded by an undergraduate female student, Ms. Michelle Roopnarine, and featured Dr. John Gedeon of the University's Office of Planning and Development; Ramia Coleman, the Chairman of the all-male Hall of Residence on campus; and Jonathan St. Louis-Nahous, the Guild of Students' Representative for Part-time and Evening Students. The panel successfully generated some interest and lively discussion among a cross-section of students on campus and across faculties. During the past five years, similar small scale observances have been held on campus. Despite this recognition many students and members of the public are still unaware of the existence of International Men’s Day.
From 1999, International Men’s Day was tailored and revamped to continue building the global Men’s Movement and promote an ideology that…