Finding the way back: An aggregate investigation of 45 boys who died by suicide or homicide in Manitoba

The purposes of this special report are threefold: to advance understanding of boys who were involved in the child welfare system and who died by suicide or homicide in the last 10 years; to enable and empower First Nations boys to share their experiences walking through life; and to develop recommendations that increase the effectiveness[…]

Promoting positive mental health in adolescent boys: Actions to tackle suicide in Australian secondary schools

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in Australian adolescent males and rates are gradually increasing. Prompt attention to this issue is needed to stem the rising rates and prevent young boys from taking their lives. School based programs are an obvious place for prevention to occur as they have the capacity to[…]

Can social support buffer the association between depression and suicidal ideation in adolescent boys and girls?

The purpose of the current study is to investigate social support (from parents, classmates, teachers, and close friends) as a protective factor in the association between depression and suicidal ideation. Data on students’ levels of social support, depression, and suicidal ideation were collected from 399 9th‐grade students using the Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale[…]

APA guidelines for the psychological practice with boys and men

The development of guidelines for psychological practice with boys and men may help to attend to the barriers that lead to the aforementioned disparities. Indeed, the American Psychological Association (APA) has developed guidelines for psychologists working with specific populations such as gay/lesbian/bisexual clients (2012), racial and ethnic minority clients (2017a), older adults (2014), transgender and gender-non-conforming[…]

The boy crisis: Why our boys are struggling and what we can do about it

What is the boy crisis? It’s a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It’s a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that[…]

Childhood sexual violence against boys: A study in 3 countries.

Globally, little evidence exists on sexual violence against boys. We sought to produce the first internationally comparable estimates of the magnitude, characteristics, risk factors, and consequences of sexual violence against boys in 3 diverse countries. METHODS: We conducted nationally representative, multistage cluster Violence Against Children Surveys in Haiti, Kenya, and Cambodia among males aged 13[…]

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Shame behind the masks: the parents’ perspective on their sons’ suicide.

Journal is held in the CSP Library.

The effects of exposure to gang violence on adolescent boys’ mental health.

This study explored the influence of exposure to gang violence on adolescent boys’ mental health using a multi-method design. A semi-structured interview guide and the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children were used to collect data from adolescents.Adolescent boys’ exposure to gang violence in the community is alarming. These adolescents encountered situations with violence that influenced[…]

Canada-wide effect of regulatory warnings on antidepressant prescribing and suicide rates in boys and girls.

Objective: To examine the impact of the Health Canada regulatory warnings regarding antidepressant (AD) prescribing on suicide rates in boys and girls under the age of 18 and aged 18 to 19 years in Canada between 2004 and 2009. We hypothesized that an increase in suicide rates would be specific to girls, reflecting higher AD[…]