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Amazing Resources for Fathers! Thanks to Dr. Warren Farrell!

The West Coast Men’s Support Society wants to share these amazing resources for fathers!!  Dr. Warren Farrell is doing some amazing work in California and beyond!  Please contact us to learn about our programs.  Thanks for tuning in!

 

Other Resources for Child Custody and Shared Parenting; Mothers’ and Fathers’ Rights; Gender Issues; Careers
WHY MEN ARE THE WAY THEY ARE by WARREN FARRELL, PH.D.

THE MYTH OF MALE POWER by WARREN FARRELL, PH.D.

WOMEN CAN’T HEAR WHAT MEN DON’T SAY by WARREN FARRELL, PH.D.

WHY MEN EARN MORE by WARREN FARRELL, PH.D.

THE LIBERATED MAN by WARREN FARRELL, PH.D.

Warren Farrell’s Homepage

Warren Farrell on Wikipedia and Wikiquote

Proposal to create a White House Council on Boys to Men (chaired by Warren Farrell)

Most-Recommended Resources

American Coalition for Fathers and Children (see video) www.acfc.org

Best Interest of Children www.bestinterestofchildren.org

Better Dads www.betterdads.net

Fathers For Life www.fathersforlife.org

Glenn Sacks Radio www.GlennSacks.com

National Coalition of Free Men www.ncfm.org

Other Recommended Resources on Child Custody and Shared Parenting

Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights (ANCPR) www.ancpr.com

Children’s Rights Council (CRC) www.crckids.org

Dads America www.dadsamerica.org

Dad’s Rights www.dadsrights.com

FatherMag
www.fathermag.com

Fathers’ Rights Association of NY www.fathersrightsnys.com The Fathers’ Rights Association seeks, through equal parenting rights, to ensure that children maintain a continuing, nurturing relationship with both parents after divorce or separation.

Fathers Are Capable Too www.fact.on.ca

Gene C. Colman’s Family Law Centre www.4famlaw.com

Innocent Dads – Falsely accused Fathers and their Legal Issues www.InnocentDads.org To inform Dads who have been falsely accused by their ex-spouses, of what options they have, what works, what does not work, and the difficult struggle they are about to partake.

The Men’s Center www.themenscenter.com

Men’s Rights Agency (Australia)
http://www.mensrights.com.au/

National Fathers’ Resource Center (NFRC) www.fathers4kids.org

Proactive Change for Fathers
http://www.proactivechange.com/fathers/

SPARC, the Separated Parenting Access & Resource Center
http://www.deltabravo.net/

Texas Fathers for Equal Rights www.tferfw.org

Resources for Women:

Independent Women’s Forum www.iwf.org

League of Women Voters of California www.smartvoter.org League of Women Voters factsheet for Dr. Farrell’s 2003 California gubernatorial bid.

Recommended Web Sites on Gender Issues:

John Gray’s Mars and Venus www.marsvenus.com

Respecting Accuracy in Domestic Abuse Reporting www.mediaradar.org

The National Organization for Men www.orgformen.org

In-Depth and Thoughtful Interviews :

Integral Naked www.in.integralinstitute.org (Ken Wilber interviews Warren Farrell)

Can Men Have Post Partum Depression?

Can Men Have Postpartum Depression

Can Men Have Postpartum Depression

The West Coast Men’s Support Society is always curious around various issues that impact men.  One issue that came across my desk today was around men suffering from postpartum depression.  Here is a link to the article that initially sparked my interest.  The article confirms that it is very common for men to suffer from postpartum depression as women.

What I realize is that this is a topic that I do not recall discussing at our Men’s Circle.  I will have to check in with our Dad’s Make a Difference facilitator to see if it has come up there.  It would be a great evening discussion!

I also wanted to do some more research online to see what other resources are available for men around this topic.  Here’s what I found:

PostpartumMen is a place for men with concerns about depression, anxiety or other problems with mood after the birth of a child. It promotes self-help, provides important information for fathers – including a self-assessment for postpartum depression.

Can Men Get Postpartum Depression?  This is an article from Men’s Health Magazine – the article sites the Journal of the American Medical Association – over 28,000 fathers were assessed.  The results indicate that at least 14% of men in the USA suffer from postpartum (my guess is that it is higher).

Men Get Postpartum Depression TooThis is an article from the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Women’s Mental Health.  This article reinforces the above article.

I am glad that I have put this out there as a point of discussion.  I would very much like to hear from men on their personal experience with postpartum depression.

Thanks for your time!

Joy & Peace,

Grant M. Waldman
Executive Director
West Coast Men’s Support Society