What we know
Society ignores and denies that men’s mental and emotional health need attention and resources. The U.S. government cuts down its male-focused budget every year. Meanwhile, 80% of all suicide deaths are men. Each day thousands of men become victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and physical violence. Instead of providing help and resources for them, society shames, ridicules, and incarcerates them and attends their funerals.
There are far too few resources available for all men in general especially straight men. Male-focused resources to assist them through child custody problems, and divorce headaches are next to none. There are too few shelters available for men and most of the existing ones are substandard and lack amenities, basic hygiene, and are not safe. Many fathers are forced to stay in unhealthy households to protect their children. More often than not, these fathers don’t have the means to remove their children from a toxic household and take them to a safe environment.