We know that many men find it difficult to open up about their mental health, due to societal expectations and stigma. We also know that there are unique cultural factors that can compound these existing barriers. Our panel for Part 2 of Men’s Mental Health discussed these cultural influences through the lens of race, ethnicity and religion.
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We were joined by:
Reverend Erwin Lee Trollinger attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, majoring in Social Work and Theology. He earned his Master’s Degree in Sacred Theology at the Christ Theological Seminary located in Yonkers, New York. In 2011, he was called to serve as the sixth pastor of The Calvary Baptist Church of White Plains. For 17 years, he worked for The Abbott House Children & Family Services. He has also served as a foster parent for older boys in the foster care system.
Rimon Reshef is a recently retired firefighter, business owner and men’s transformation coach. His personal transformation work began with an online men’s course which opened the door to connecting with emotions and learning to express them in a healthy way. He is actively involved with Evryman, an organization that helps men connect and help each other lead more successful, fulfilling lives through groups and retreats.
Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, Ph.D, MSW, specializes in the integration of spirituality and mental health. Trained as a philosopher, personality type interpreter and therapist, Rabbi Alfredo connects spiritual wisdom and mental wellbeing. He graduated from the Glean Network for Entrepreneurial Spirituality at Columbia University Business School. He is the founding rabbi of Congregation Sulam Yaakov in Larchmont NY.