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Media Coverage of Dr. Will Courtenay

Dr. Will Courtenay, "The Men's Doc," is an internationally recognized expert in helping boys, men and fathers. He is a psychotherapist, a distinguished author and researcher, keynote speaker, and radio host. The American Psychological Association calls him, “a leading psychologist in the field of masculinity” and “one of the leading scholars, researchers, and public policy shapers in the psychology of men.” Dr. Courtenay has once again been selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America (2012) as a "foremost achiever in his field."

If you are interested in scheduling a speaking engagement with Dr. Courtenay, please contact Carol Fass (cfass@fasspr.com) or Lucy Mathias (lucy@fasspr.com) at (212) 691-9707.

Dr. Courtenay Contributor to November Esquire Magazine Feature on Men's Mental Health

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A Sampling of Who’s Quoting Dr. Courtenay

CNN News
World News with Diane Sawyer
Los Angeles Times
U.S. News & World Report
ABC News
Good Morning America
Fox News
USA Today
The Huffington Post
The Baltimore Sun
The Oakland Tribune
The Irish Examiner
WebMD
San Jose Mercury News

New York Times
Esquire Magazine
National Public Radio
The Wall Street Journal
Newsweek
USA Today
Scientific American
Chicago Tribune
Men's Health Magazine
MD News
San Francisco Chronicle
Readers Digest
Pregnancy Magazine
Ms. Magazine

A Sampling of Articles In The Press

MSN - Will Courtenay
In this slideshow, MSN talks with Dr. Courtenay about the health pitfalls of new fatherhood. View Article

kwikmed
PostpartumMen was among 24 websites awarded 5 stars for support and encouragement it offers to people with depression. Read what KwikMed had to say about the website. View Article

Esquire - Will Courtenay
Dr. Courtenay is a contributor and the primary source for this Esquire Magazine feature article on men's mental health, focusing on anger, anxiety and depression – including both their downsides and surprising upsides. The article includes some quasi-scientific quizzes to help readers assess their own mental health. Dr. Courtenay also details treating – and preventing – mental health problems, including everyday habits as well as natural supplements and medications. View Article

Pregnancy
Dr. Courtenay talks with Men's Health Magazine about what men can learn from women to avoid illness and live longer. View Article

Fit Pregnancy
Here's a very thorough article and interview with Dr. Courtenay about postpartum depression depression in fathers. View Article

Pacific Standard - Will Courtenay
Here's a great article on men's health – and interview with Dr. Courtenay. Thanks to Google Alerts, we just learned about this 2010 story and the fact that it was just reposted. View Article

Weight Watchers - Will Courtenay
Do YOU know what to ask your doctor? Here are 7 questions you should ask during your next visit. View Article

Lamaze Science & Sensibility
Kathy Morelli interviews Dr. Courtenay in a two part series on Paternal Postnatal Depression for Lamaze International. Part One | Part Two

The Grandparents Guide
Dr. Courtenay reminds us that dads provide for their kids in many ways, not just financially.View Article

LifeChangers with Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew asked Dr. Courtenay, "How do you get your kids to open up and talk?" Here's what Dr. Will had to say... View Article

And here's the full story from the Life Changer Laura Roe Stevens, with additional tips from Dr. Courtenay... View Article

ABC News
Although this story focuses on the claims of one Broadway producer, it covers lots of information from Dr. Will about postpartum depression in dads. View Article

Experience L!fe - Will Courtenay
Read about Dr. Courtenay's tips for how men and boys can build a better body – image. View Article

LifeScript - Will Courtenay
Women are often concerned about how to help the men and boys in their lives to improve their health. LifeScript has asked Dr. Courtenay this question in several interviews. Here are a few articles including his advice for women.

Could Your Guy Have Male Health Problems? View Article
10 Men's Health Symptoms Your Guy Shouldn't Ignore. View Article
11 Signs Your Guy Has a Prostate Problem. View Article

USA TOday - WIll Courtenay
USA Today's special fall magazine "Guide to Men's Health" features an interview with Dr. Courtenay about men's postpartum depression – including preliminary findings from his research with over 4,000 new fathers. View Article

schoolfamily.com
Tips for parents to help kids develop a healthy body image – including tips from Dr. Courtenay for helping boys. View Article

Psych Central
PsychCentral asked Dr. Courtenay for his tips on how to look and sound like an expert when doing TV interviews. This is great article for health practitioners who want to access and educate the public through television, and it includes several live interviews. View Article

WebMD
Read WebMD's interview with Dr. Courtenay about how men can deal with the diagnosis of what most people think of as a "woman's disease" – breast cancer. View Article

Natural Solutions
Women... like some strategies for helping the men in your life to adopt a healthier lifestyle? Read this Natural Solutions Magazine interview with Dr. Will Courtenay.

parenthood.com
It's Time to Apply Son Protection... Read this short piece about why boys think they're invulnerable, written by Dr. Courtenay for Parenthood.com

Oakland Tribune Contra Costa Times
Read the Oakland Tribune's interview with Dr. Courtenay during National Men's Health Week about his new book, Dying to Be Men. View Article

APA - Will Courtenay
From the American Psychological Association's magazine, Monitor on Psychology, cover story "Why Do Men Die Earlier?": "Also important, says psychologist Will Courtenay, PhD, is getting the provider-patient relationship off to a good start. It's all in the health-care provider's approach, he says." View Article

APA - Will Courtenay
The American Psychological Association talks with Dr. Courtenay about his new book, Dying to Be Men, and six ways to help men get healthy. View Article

Daily Health Newsm
Read Daily Health News' interview with Dr. Courtenay about men and mental illness, and the subtle signs to look for in men and boys. View Article

The Good Men Project
Read an article by Tom Matlack, co-founder of The Good Men Project, about men's health and Dr. Courtenay's new book, Dying to Be Men. View Article

demodirt.com
"At least one in four men says he'd consider cosmetic surgery. And another one in five says he might. And for men, it's often about staying in the race," says Dr. Courtenay. View Article

Pregnancy
As many as 1 in 4 fathers suffers from paternal postnatal depression, says Dr. Will Courtenay. All the more reason to watch for these red flags. View Article

Pregnancy
"Even trained clinicians are less likely to correctly diagnose depression in men than in women," explains Will Courtenay, Ph.D. View Article

Health.com
"If a man can't seek help for himself, he should at least do it for his kids," says Courtenay. View Article

Pregnancy
"A father’s depression can also have a negative impact on the child’s emotional and behavioral development, says Courtenay." View Article

ithacachild
"Paternal postnatal depression is not a life sentence. People do recover," assures Courtenay. View Article

Health.com
"Get couples counseling to address any relationship issues and try to find sources of social support before the baby arrives, Courtenay suggests." View Article

Newsweek - Will Courtenay
"An expert on why fathers can also become depressed after the birth of a child, and what couples can do about it." View Article

CNN - Will Courtenay
“Each day in the U.S., 1,000 new dads become depressed, and according to some studies that number is as high as 3,000.” View Article

Los Angeles Times
"Marital dissatisfaction, financial stress and having a sick or colicky baby could increase the risk of depression in one or both partners, said Courtenay" View Article

Wall Street Journal
"Trying to 'nip this in the bud or prevent' depression is key." View Article

USA TOday - WIll Courtenay
"Symptoms of depression in men also may not be obvious, Courtenay says." View Article

Good Morning America
"As many as one in four new dads may experience what's called parental postnatal depression, and the problem can be more than just psychological, Courtenay said" View Article

NPR
"The cultural myth that men don't get depressed also communicates to men that they shouldn't get depressed" View Article

Scientific American
"All these hormonal changes and neurochemical changes in the brain due to sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on a man." View Article

Huffington Post
"Dr. Will Courtenay . . . exposed me to an equally comforting and alarming point: I was not alone." View Article

New York TImes - Will Courtenay
“A consultant and researcher, Will Courtenay, has identified 30 behaviors that place men’s health at risk.” View Article

Chicago Tribune
According to Will Courtenay . . . as many as one in four new dads experience symptoms such as stress, irritability and anger in the days, weeks and even months after the birth of a child.

USA TOday - WIll Courtenay
"We don't have a new picture of what involved dads are supposed to look like," says Will Courtenay” View Article

BayAreaParent
Dr. Courtenay said . . . New fathers experience a drop in testosterone levels.

BayAreaParent
"Just like women, Courtenay says men can experience a chemical change in their body after their child is born." View Article

US News - Will Courtenay
“Often times, it will be the wife who is first to notice, says Berkeley, Calif., psychotherapist Will Courtenay.” View Article

demodirt.com
Dad’s involvement with young kids influences their academic achievement. View Article

Parent Map - WIll Courtenay
“Men need to know that this can happen to them, and that if it does happen to them, there are other people out there experiencing it, too,” says Dr. Will Courtenay View Article

US News - Will Courtenay
“Altering men’s perilous attitudes and lifestyles is difficult but not impossible, says Will Courtenay.” View Article

USA TOday - WIll Courtenay
“Even when men have insurance, Courtenay says, research shows that they’re less likely to seek care than women.”

Readers Digest - WIll Courtenay
“The things we do that are good for the heart are also good for the penis . . . says Will Courtenay.”

APA - Will Courtenay
“Will Courtenay, PhD, a leading psychologist in the field of masculinity, recently received the 2004 Researcher of the Year Award.” View Article

USA TOday - WIll Courtenay
“‘Men perceive themselves as invulnerable,” says Will Courtenay.

APA - Will Courtenay
“One psychologist’s evidence-based model is helping health professionals better manage the health of male patients.” View Article

PreventDisease.com View Article

Medical News View Article

Nurse Week News View Article

Information on this web site is for educational purposes only. It may provide some self-help relief. However, it should not substitute for a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed mental health professional.

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