Episode 14: The Decline of Men’s Health

Male suicide in the U.S has jumped 47% percent between 2000 and 2016 (Men’s Health Magazine, Nov. 2018, p.72). It’s clear that the way we are living is not working. According to the Center for Disease Control, “since 2008, suicide has ranked as the 10th leading cause of death for all ages in the United States. In 2016, suicide became the second leading cause of death among those aged 10–34 and the fourth leading cause among those aged 35–54”.

Why is this happening? I don’t know for sure, but if we examine the nature of modern life, the reasons may get a little clearer.

In this episode, your host, Matt Gannon delves into the possible “why” to the decline of men’s mental health, and more importantly, what we can do about it.

It’s clear that men are in trouble, and we need to do something about it. This is the first of The Men Collective’s contributions to the cause. Click to read the article this podcast is based upon. 

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