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Ending the stigma: Empowering men to prioritize mental health

August 3rd, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented jointly with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Center for Health Communication 

American men are far less likely than women to receive mental health treatment. One factor: Stigma around seeking care. Our panelists will explore ideas for overcoming that stigma and look at how friends, families, and colleagues can best support men’s mental health. We’ll also discuss the importance of culturally appropriate care and examine new approaches to improving access. Register for free to submit your questions.   

An on-demand video will be posted after the event. 


Martin Pierre, Past President, Massachusetts Psychological Association; Staff Psychologist, Brandeis University Counseling Center; and Co-founder, Ashmont Counseling Associates

Kalen Jackson, Vice Chair/Owner, Indianapolis Colts; Founder, “Kicking the Stigma” campaign

Kevin Simon, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, City of Boston


Bryce Spencer-Jones, Podcast Host, Unstuck Yourself  


Date: August 3rd, 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Calendars: Academic Calendar, Public Events, School-wide Events


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