THE PROBLEM WITH TELLING MEN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TO ‘JUST REACH OUT’

by  Madeleine Holden When they do, there’s often no one there Samuel, a 27-year-old artist and gay man living in Australia, is telling me about his partner’s first and only experience seeking treatment for mental health issues. “Last year, he was in a really bad place and needed help,” he says. “He’s struggled with depression and anxiety his whole life, but small-town mentality has always told him to internalize.” Samuel explains that the Australian health-care system offers patients with a diagnosable mental illness six subsidized sessions with a psychologist, so he coaxed his partner into seeing a general practitioner for … Continue reading THE PROBLEM WITH TELLING MEN WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES TO ‘JUST REACH OUT’

What Teachers Need To Know About The Science Of Learning–And What They Don’t

GETTY by Natalie WexlerSenior Contributor EducationI write about retooling K-12 education to address social inequality. Lately there’s been a push to acquaint educators with “the science of learning.” But only some aspects of that science actually help teachers do their jobs. Others just waste their time. You might think that before aspiring teachers take up their posts, they’re taught what scientists have discovered about how children learn. In fact, many teachers are unaware of that research, and—for complex reasons—some are actually hostile to scientific recommendations. Recent efforts to connect educators with these findings, including some by deans of education schools and by teachers themselves, are beginning to … Continue reading What Teachers Need To Know About The Science Of Learning–And What They Don’t

CAN YOU TRUST YOUR PARTNER AFTER THEY CHEAT? AN EXPERT SAYS TO WATCH FOR THESE 4 TRAITS

Photo: Getty Images/d3sign by  MARY GRACE GARIS, Here in the real world, people come with baggage. And in the world of dating and relationships, that baggage can get especially heavy with each subsequent ended union. While you may have your list of non-negotiable traits you seek in a partner (maybe it has to do with religion or thoughts on children or pets or something else entirely), an open mind is also a smart tool to always keep sharpened. Because relationships get complicated and end for a number of reasons, so holding onto a checklist may shield you from meeting your soul … Continue reading CAN YOU TRUST YOUR PARTNER AFTER THEY CHEAT? AN EXPERT SAYS TO WATCH FOR THESE 4 TRAITS