Closing the Empathy Gap: Strategies to Reduce Shame and Stigma Associated with Fathers' Mental Health

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Societal, practitioner, and familial sympathy is notably lacking for men with mental health issues. Stanford University Professor Philip Zimbardo calls this an "empathy gap." Don't miss our expert panel as they challenge and deconstruct views of mental and behavioral health challenges among men and fathers often viewed from deficit-based models. This model frequently focuses on victim blaming or assumptions that fathers should "pull themselves up by their bootstraps" or seek help individually. Alternatively, this panel will focus on ways to progress toward a society aware of health disparities and prepared to ameliorate the social and cultural stigma and practices perpetuating these disparities.

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