LIFT the Mind

"His speech had overtones not of thought, but of understanding beyond thought.” - Of Mice & Men

MORE tools and resources from Experts.

websites and programs

Man Therapy - online mental health resources for men (might make you laugh too)

A Call to Men - men's programming and training focused on sexual assault prevention

The Good Men Project - articles and resources for being good men

Men Can Stop Rape - sexual assault prevention programming for schools

The Men's Project - violence prevention programming for men out of Clark University

MasculinUT - healthy masculinities project out of the University of Texas

The Men's Program - sexual assault prevention programming

OHMAN - men taking action on men's issues in Ohio

The National Fatherhood Initiative - federal program for engaging dads in family issues

Talks (TED, etc.)

Tony Porter - on being better men

Jackson Katz - on the role of men in preventing sexual assault

Michael Kimmel - on gender equality that's good for men


The Mask You Live In - documentary on how men are brought up (free on Netflix)

Tough Guise - documentary on stereotypes men are back into (free on YouTube)

Moonlight - film that won 3 Oscars (nominated for 8) on a boy's identities and growth

Boyhood - film nominated for 6 Oscars on a boy growing up from infancy to adulthood


Guyland - Michael Kimmel (sociologist) on how guys become guys

The Mask of Masculinity - Lewis Howes (All-American athlete) on being better men

Scar Tissue - Anthony Kiedis (of the Red Hot Chili Peppers) on addiction and the fast lane

He-motions - T.D. Jakes (pastor) on being better Christian men

Books (More scholarly Titles)

Manhood in America - Michael Kimmel (sociologist) on how masculinity has evolved in the U.S.

Masculinities - R.W. Connell (sociologist) on the social construction of masculinities

Invisible Men - Michael Addis (psychologist) on men's emotional lives

The Masculine Self - Christopher Kilmartin and Andrew Smiler (psychologists) on masculinity and identity

Men's Gender Role Conflict - Jim O'Neil (psychologist) on the psychological consequences of gender role conflict in men

The Psychology of Men and Masculinities - Ron Levant, Joel Wong, and others (psychologists) on masculinities research in psychology

The APA Handbook of Men and Masculinities - textbook by the American Psychological Association on psychology theory and research and masculinities

A Counselor's Guide to Working with Men - Matt Englar-Carlson and others (psychologists) on doing better therapy with men

Masculinities in Higher Education - Jason Laker, Tracy Davis, and others (educators) on research and programming with college men

College Men and Masculinities - Shaun Harper, Frank Harris III, and others (educators) on research and programming with college men

Deep Secrets - Niobe Way (psychologist) on research with boys

Challenging Casanova - Andrew Smiler (psychologist) on boys' sexual lives


"Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it." - Muhammed Ali

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Created 2017