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  1. College Men: A Look at Their Health Needs and How They Are, or Aren’t, Being Met Dr. Susan Milstein, CHES, CSE Professor Elizabeth Ridings, MA, HFI Health Enhancement Department Montgomery College Rockville, MD

  2. Wellness Wheel

  3. Men’s Health Why is it important? Male youth More likely to drown, be victims of homicide, die in a car accident and commit suicide College men More likely to be in a physical fight, verbally threatened, drive after drinking, or have unprotected sex Older males Have a shorter lifespan than women Use less preventative health care Have a high risk of suicide

  4. Men’s Health Why aren’t we talking about it? Don’t see a need Gender bias Women’s health movement 39 states have dedicated women’s health programming/staff 6 states for men

  5. Intellectual health Declining performance in school more likely to repeat a grade more likely to be expelled or suspended men’s enrollment in college is declining

  6. Physical health Top 10 causes of death Heart disease Cancer Diabetes Physical activity Men are more sports driven Exercise recommendations Nutrition needs Increased caloric intake More fiber Awareness of vitamin and mineral needs

  7. Physical health Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Through high school, boys are more likely to use drugs In college, males are more likely to use drugs (except for alcohol) Body Image Eating Disorders Men may account 10% of eating disorders Muscle Dysmorphia Bigorexia

  8. Mental health Stress ?? Less likely to discuss stress More likely to focus on physical symptoms

  9. Mental health Depression Deny it Mask it Act out Suicide 8th leading cause of death for men 3rd leading cause of death for males 10 - 24

  10. What’s next? What’s currently being done?

  11. College courses • Montgomery College • Men’s Health • West Virginia University • Men’s Health • Issues in Men’s Health • Siena College • Men’s Health Issues • Bridgewater State College • First year seminar – Issues in Male Health • Portland State University • Men's Health • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health • Masculinity, Sexual Behavior & Health • University of Washington • Issues in Men’s health • George Washington Univ. • Male Health Across the Lifespan

  12. Community programs • Men’s Health Center – Lewisville, TX • Men’s Health University – Integris Health, OK • Peer health education • Colleges/Universities • Community Organizations

  13. Professional resources • Men’s Health World Congress • Men’s Health Network • APHA Men’s Health Caucus • Men’s Health Initiative

  14. Q & A Contact Information Dr. Susan Milstein susan.milstein@montgomerycollege.edu 240-567-7578 Prof. Elizabeth Ridings elizabeth.ridings@montgomerycollege.edu 240-567-7582

  15. Resources • General men’s health information • Men’s Health Network • www.menshealthnetwork.org • Copies of “Blueprint for Men's Health” and “Your Head: An Owner's Manual” available for download • Eating disorders • National Eating Disorders Association • www.nationaleatingdisorders.org • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders • www.anad.org

  16. Resources • Drug use and abuse • National Institute on Drug Abuse • http://www.nida.nih.gov • College health data • ACHA NCHA • http://www.acha-ncha.org/