Men’s Counseling and Mental Health Issues:
Because men are more likely to die than women for all 15 leading causes of death, the average life expectancy for a male, at birth, is 74.6 years, while for women it's 79.6 years.
Because men do not seek out medical or mental health information and take less responsibility for their health issues than women, men are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, HIV infection, accidents, and suicide.
Because men are less likely to see themselves as physically or mentally ill, and, often delay or do not seek medical care or counseling when needed, even after the development of symptoms, men are much less likely to consult a doctor, therapist, or even a dentist, and therefore prolong or succumb to treatable illnesses.
Because men take greater risks with their health than women, men are more likely to drink, smoke, be overweight, use drugs, or expose themselves to UV radiation without using sunscreen, and are more likely than women to be at fault for a major or minor automobile accident.
Men are not inherently less healthy than women. The source of these gender differences in physical and mental health issues is the pressure men feel to live up to a masculine image or role that dictates that men should not show weakness, pain, or emotional struggle. Men avoid medical help or psychotherapy because exposing or talking about their fears, struggles, or "feelings" is viewed as admitting vulnerability.
Men have been taught to "stuff their pain". As a result, men's mental and physical health problems go undiagnosed, and men often find themselves at risk of contracting and prolonging many diseases or mental health issues that could otherwise be prevented. Beliefs about masculinity also encourage men to take risks with their health by self-medicating through abuse of alcohol, drugs, violence, and other risky behaviors.
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Trained in marriage and family counseling, I see pre-marital, married, co-habitating, and gay and lesbian (GLBT) partners for couples counseling, in my Denver, Colorado mental health practice. As a certified sex therapist, I help couples deal with sexual and mental health issues such as low sexual desire, painful sex, sexual dysfunction, or sex/porn addiction. Click here to see more on couples therapy.
GLOW (Gays and Lesbians Out and Well) is psychotherapy and counseling with a gay-affirming focus for the Denver, Colorado, LGBT community. GLOW specializes in helping Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) persons come out and grow emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. GLOW’s gay counseling is based on the premise that sexuality, creativity, and spirituality are intertwined and dependent on the affirmation of an authentic self-identity. Our work is informed by a philosophy that seeks equality and mental health and wholeness for all people. Click here to learn more about my approach to LGBT issues.
Silence about sexual issues is the great killer of relationships. It is common for people to encounter sexual problems, at any age. Women may experience arousal and orgasm difficulties, low sex drive, or pain during intercourse, while men may struggle with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and low libido. What is uncommon is for people to speak and do something about those problems before they irreparably damage their self-esteem and relationships. To learn more about Sex Therapy options, click here.
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