We all know and love people who have been labelled Male from birth (referred to here as the Male Labelled). Because we care about them, we should know that the Male Label is associated with a greater risk of harm. For example, the Male Labelled are at greater risk from suicide, substance abuse, violence, incarceration, rough sleeping, and exclusion from school.
The Male Labelled are associated with even greater a risk when that Male Label intersects with other parts of a person's identity. For example, we need to consider the impact of discrimination on
So we need to know how to help.
I have put together a Survival Guide for Family and Friends of the Male Labelled. This includes the following essential tools -
Please get in touch via the Contact Page if you would like to change anything about the Survival Guide. And if you need any more information that is not already covered by the Guide.
Together we can reduce the harm associated with the Male Label, and work towards a healthier, happier society.
Chris Warren-Dickins LLB MA LPC
Psychotherapist, writer, educator, and LGBTQ+ advocate