ABOUT


Male Behavioral Health Inc. (MBH) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that exists to educate, advocate, and to bring attention to the profound mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs of men and boys through research, trainings, and direct practice.


Founded by Dr. Cynthia Woods, a Cleveland Clinic trained MD., and her husband Jewel Woods, a University of Michigan trained social worker and a sociologist who works with men in direct practice utilizing a unique therapeutic approach called Masculinist Therapy (MT),


MBH is an association of social workers, psychologists, doctors, nurses, educators, and other helping professionals who are dedicated to serving the mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs of both men and boys.


MORE FOR US OUR MISSION

MEN


 
More than 16 million men in the United States have a diagnosable mental illness. Yet, only 38% of males with any mental illness (AMI) receive mental health treatment. More discouraging is the fact that less than 66% of men with severe mental illness (SMI) receive treatment. These statistics shed light on only part of the story, failing to address the profound pain and suffering that often goes unaddressed for men and boys who suffer from a mental illness.

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BOYS


 
It is estimated that at the time of suicide, more than 90% of the boys had a mental health disorder.

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RESEARCH EVALUATION AND TRAINING


 
Our research, evaluations, and trainings help organizations and professionals identify best practices and develop competencies for working with men and boys.

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MEN AND BOYS OF COLOR


 
Men and boys of color are particularly vulnerable to mental illness due to a variety of factors related to their social status.

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SPORTS & MENTAL HEALTH


 
Sports can be a healthy avenue where men and boys express emotions freely and openly. However, sports can also be a space where men and boys learn unhealthy attitudes toward mental health and experience trauma to their bodies and minds.

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SPECIAL POPULATIONS


 
Approximately 15% of all adults aged 60 and over are said to suffer from a mental disorder. Elderly men are especially at risk for mental illness and men above age 50 have the highest rates of suicide.

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CONTACT US

 

(614) 360 9702    info@mbhinc.com