The New York Times recently published an article titled Men in Grief Seek Others Who Mourn as They Do highlighting the way in which men experience grief and how they go about seeking help during that time.

Our own Men’s Health Caucus chairman-elect, Sal Giorgianni wrote a letter to the editor in reply to story which was recently published as well. The text of his letter can be found below:

Providing health care communications and services in a manner consistent with the sociocultural underpinnings of men and boys is of paramount importance in both connecting with patients and motivating them to take care of themselves when the doctor is not looking.The American Public Health Association has recognized the need to explore ways to better provide boys and men with education and services that will address the unique problems they face and do so in a way that is gender- and life-cycle appropriate. Articles like this one help underscore just how important it is to do this.

Salvatore J. Georgianni
Fort Myers, Fla.

The writer is chairman-elect of the Men’s Health Caucus of the American Public Health Association and a science adviser to the Men’s Health Network.

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