Empowering Young Men’s Emotional Health
Socrates said “Know Thyself”. This profound advice is especially important for college males in the 21st century. Starting at the university level life can be challenging. Over 60% of students who have completed their undergraduate education are now females. By 2020 projected college enrollments only include 41% men.
As we age there are further challenges. Over 92% of workplace deaths are male and 80% of completed suicides are by men. Nearly 70% of the homeless in the United States are males. Men are more likely to be both the perpetrators and the victims of violent crimes and much more likely to be put in prison. For example, over 10 times as many men as women were put in prison in the U.S. in 2010.
And the gender differences start early:
Boys experience near drowning twice as frequently as girls and die from drowning 4 times as frequently as girls.
For each girl that gets seriously burned by fire, 3 boys sustain similar burns.
Boys are injured and killed more frequently than girls while riding bikes, on playground equipment and during sports activities. For every girl who is injured on a playground 4 boys are.
And then we grow up:
Concerning drunk driving in the United States, 75% of the arrests each year for DUI are males 21 to 35 years of age.
Men killing other men occurs 30-40 times more often than women killing other women. Males committing a homicide on other men occurs most from age 18-25 and more frequently among unmarried than married men.
Around 2 out of 3 male killings of males result from social conflict rather than crime. Also, more than half of these murders are related to status competition…
But, Better Men U.S. exists to do something about all of this and more.
We are dedicated to encouraging, educating and empowering America’s young men to brighter and better futures through improved self-knowledge, self-control and self-regulation .
“The Better Angels of Our Nature”…Abraham Lincoln