The Shining Light Series: Male Friendships and Male Mental Health


Most men want more friends—and it's affecting their mental health. How can clinicians help?

Psychiatry & Society

H. Steven Moffic, MD, stresses the importance of friendship, especially between men. He does this in honor of his best friend, Barry Marcus, MSW.

To read more about friendship, see "Physicians and Friends Find Healing and Purpose in The Ride for Mental Health."

Dr Moffic is an award-winning psychiatrist who has specialized in the cultural and ethical aspects of psychiatry. A prolific writer and speaker, he received the one-time designation of Hero of Public Psychiatry from the Assembly of the American Psychiatric Association in 2002. He is an advocate for mental health issues related to climate instability, burnout, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism for a better world. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychiatric Times™.

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