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Toward Serving Men Better-Part 2
Author: Evan Steele, Mr.
November 2nd, 2022

Toward Serving Men Better-Part 2: Suppression of feelings   This is Part 2 in a series.  For introductions, context, and caveats, please see Part 1.  I will assume the reader is familiar with these, and move forward. As I mentioned in Part 1, I’ve often encountered statements by individuals and in the media imploring men to “be brave” and express feelings.  Indeed, I recall a pop song many years ago by a fema …
Toward Serving Men Better-A Series-Part 1
Author: Evan Steele, Mr.
November 2nd, 2022

Toward serving men better   Introduction and Part 1 The following is an essay on thoughts regarding how our profession may be falling short in reaching and treating men, and suggestions for improvements.  I will need to begin with somewhat lengthy caveats.  If the reader wishes, s/he may skip to the main body of the essay Introduction/Caveats: Politics/Agendas:  While I am suggesting that we can do better in treating men, I ha …
The big picture
Author: Evan Steele, Mr.
July 9th, 2019

The question of why I don’t have a private practice feels ever present.  I have answers…some good, some not as good.  Truthfully, as my LIU students who have been subjected to my professional hashkafic mussar shmuezim can attest, I struggle with the larger picture, not only of mental health in the frum community, but the even larger picture of tzarus in the frum community. It is self-evident that there is no shortage of pro …
The Case for Clinics
Author: Evan Steele, Mr.
March 10th, 2019

In a few hours, NEFESH will be hosting an event on the state of clinics today, so it seemed an apropos time to put this in writing.  For the reader’s information, I am a Director of 2 clinics with The Jewish Board. If I may indulge the reader with a few beginning caveats: “The case for clinics” evokes an implication that there is a “case against” something. In this case, the obvious candidate is private practic …
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