I am a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Psychology program at Northeastern University. I am conducting research, as part of my dissertation, on men's beliefs about masculinity as well as on their attitudes toward seeking mental health services. I think members of the youreable community represent an ideal sample for this project. I certainly don't want anyone to feel pressured to participate, but I do firmly believe that you all have very valuable insights to offer regarding the topics explored within my study. Please participate if you are interested and do pass along the request to other men who you believe might want to share their thoughts. Any help in completing this project would be GREATLY appreciated. More specific information, as well as the link to my survey, can be found below.

If you are a male aged 18 to 64, I would like to invite you to participate in an anonymous online survey examining your beliefs about masculinity and your attitudes toward seeking professional psychological services (e.g., individual psychotherapy). The survey is part of a research study aimed at better understanding how men think about what it means to be a man, and how such perspectives might influence attitudes toward help seeking. The entire survey should take about 45 minutes to complete. If you have any questions about this study, please feel free to contact the student-researcher, Seth Perkins, at perkins.se@husky.neu.edu.

Thank you for your time! Any and all participation is greatly appreciated.

Seth Perkins, M.A.