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In 2021 alone, there were an estimated 1.7 million suicide attempts . Of those attempts, 48,183 died. And, of the dead, close to 39,000 were men [source]...

The suicide rate of men is currently 3.9 times higher than women. In the following 2-minute video, meet Joe Truax - as seen in and on:

And learn how he and his team are working to GREATLY reduce that number.

94% of people believe that suicide is preventable (THEY ARE RIGHT!).

This MOVEMENT is so much more than just suicide prevention. This is a lifeline and support network that men around the globe need. Come to a meeting. What you take away just might change your future. Click on the "MAIN MENU" button below to learn more.

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"As Men" Poem. As men, we recognize valueless burden, as men, we foster a deep love for all, and when we need to lean on each other, as men, we help each other not fall.

Sign-up and info requests are currently paused until we can get a more secure form set up. Harassers and abusive people abound because of the work we do, so just bare with me, and I'll have everything situated soon. Thank you for your patience.At Legacies of Men in-person men-only group meetings, we help men unburden their lives by teaching them how to lead with integrity, empathy, and purpose, rather than be led by the world's expectations. Every man, no matter their lot in life, is capable of helping to lead this world into a better tomorrow. Whether it's personal leadership, community involvement, or global impact, we believe in the potential within each individual. We don't say 'no you can't;' we say 'how can we help you do it,' providing the support, tools, and encouragement needed to make a positive change.

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Discouragement: a Weapon Devastating to Mental Health

This weapon is silently killing society

With misogyny on the rise due to misogynists being allowed to be role models, men are becoming more lonely each day. Bitter lonely misogynistic men are telling men what women like, and men are listening. And because of that, men are not able to find meaningful relationships. No non-toxic woman wants a misogynist. And non-toxic women don't care about men with money or physique as a man's primary traits. They care about kindness, empathy, and equality in relationships. They don't want to be dominated by a man in all aspects of their lives.The image series below is all about helping men become desirable to women. Women are the desired human on this earth, for the most part having the ability to choose whatever man they want. It's men that need to change for them, not the other way around. The sooner men realize that, the quicker they will cure their loneliness and the world can begin working towards peace.

Joe Truax's bio is below, but first, here are a bunch of links to news stories and interviews that have been done on him, as well as the nonprofits he chairs and his socials:

Fiscally sponsored non-profit initiatives:

  1. GuyCry/Legacies of Men (Global Peace Media)
      Our fiscal sponsorshiop agreement
      Our 7 point program

  2. Kindest Kids (Open Collective Foundation)

  3. Nifty Automotive Know-How (Open Collective Foundation)
      Nifty's TikTok
      Nifty's YouTube

My award:

My socials:

My name is Joe Truax (please call me Joe, not Mr. Truax), and I have been earnestly putting in effort each and every day, for free, to help men live their best lives.I'm bringing to light the things that need to be spoken about so that change can occur. We live in a very hard world and my objective is to help people unite and thrive. The world needs better, and my work is bringing that 'better' about.I use ChatGPT to help my work have the most appeal and impact, and on 8/19/2023, I asked it to define the core parts of my message. The following sums up my character, values, principals and morals incredibly. I couldn't have said it better myself:

Please note the end where it says "comprehensive and compassionate approach." I have designed this to take into account almost every life situation. Being 40 years old, I have experienced most every situation that can be experienced. In fact, here is a small list of things that have happened to me in my life:

  • I was abandoned at 7, 9, 11, and 14.

  • I was a drug addict for 27 years.

  • I was sent to a psych ward when I was 12 and arrested in front of the entire school at lunch time for threatening suicide.

  • I've been on 20 different psychotropic medications (I haven't been on meds in 20 years now).

  • I have been to foster care.

  • While at job corps when I was 16, I was mugged.

  • I've been to prison twice, jail 28 times, work release twice, house arrest twice, and juvie when I was 14.

  • I've been raped.

  • My daughter died when she was 8 days old.

  • When I was 17 I was in the army and was Other-Than-Honorably discharged 23 days before the attack on 9/11.

  • I am divorced and had 3 step daughters.

  • 2 guys tried to murder me in 2021.

  • I have been in 70 fights.

  • I have had 70 jobs.

  • I have a son that lives with his aunt because up until recently, I was incapable of providing for a child due to my instability.

  • I have 5 brothers and don't talk to any of them.

  • My mom and dad are both alive and I don't talk to the because they are toxic.

  • My dad actually said he wished he could be there the next time somebody tries to kill me because he wants to see it. He wants to see his disabled son murdered.

Yes, I lived a very hard life for most of my life, but having lived my life is what uniquely qualifies me to lead this loving movement. I'm not bitter, and I have nothing but love in my heart.I live a lite and unburdened life, and it has allowed me to have some of the most loving relationships ever had by anyone. I'm respected by respectful people, and I am hated by those that don't want to see flourishing the type of men being made here. The men being made here are happy and real, and that makes hate ANGRY!We don't conform to the rest of the world, but we don't take away from it either. As men, our job is to add value to the lives of each person we come in contact with.

Emergency Resources

Please find below a list of crisis resources along with their links and phone numbers. These resources provide assistance and support for various types of crises, including mental health, emergencies, and more.

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Why would I bring up social engineering in my intro video? It's a gentle reminder - or maybe even a first time education - on how each and every day many are tricked by bad actors into falling for their trickery. I'm trying to help you decipher the good from the bad. At the same time, I want you to understand that their are good people on this planet fighting these bad characters. I'm one of them, and my team and I are preparing to apply a LOT of pressure to them.Below you will find a buttons that lead to 2 lists: a list of 50 positive uses of social engineering, and a list of 54 negative uses of it. But first, let's define what social engineering is:Social engineering is the practice of getting people to do something or share information, often by understanding what motivates them. It can be used in good ways, like encouraging people to live healthier (or, influencing, like I do), or in bad ways, like tricking someone into revealing personal details. It's about knowing how to talk to people and what to say to get a certain response.Now that we know what it means, let's get to the lists.

Here are 50 examples of positive social engineering that benefit society:

  1. Couples Counseling Programs: Offering counseling to strengthen relationships and foster communication between partners.

  2. Family Support Initiatives: Creating programs that support family bonding and parenting skills.

  3. Community Building Activities: Organizing events that foster connections and mutual understanding within communities.

  4. Mentorship Programs: Connecting experienced professionals with newcomers to guide and support their career development.

  5. Conflict Resolution Workshops: Teaching individuals and groups how to resolve conflicts peacefully and constructively.

  6. Peer Support Groups: Facilitating support groups for individuals facing similar challenges, such as addiction or grief.

  7. Youth Engagement Programs: Encouraging youth participation in community activities, fostering a sense of belonging and leadership.

  8. Promoting Empathy in Schools: Implementing programs that teach empathy and compassion to children.

  9. Workplace Team Building: Creating activities that enhance collaboration and trust among coworkers.

  10. Senior Social Engagement: Organizing social activities for seniors to reduce isolation and promote well-being.

  11. Health Awareness Campaigns: Educating the public about healthy lifestyles, disease prevention, and early detection.

  12. Environmental Conservation Efforts: Promoting recycling, energy conservation, and sustainable living through public campaigns.

  13. Disaster Preparedness Education: Teaching communities how to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

  14. Promoting Education and Literacy: Encouraging lifelong learning and literacy through accessible educational programs.

  15. Encouraging Civic Participation: Motivating citizens to vote, volunteer, and engage in civic activities.

  16. Anti-Bullying Programs: Implementing school programs that teach respect, tolerance, and how to prevent bullying.

  17. Promoting Gender Equality: Creating awareness and programs that advocate for gender equality in various aspects of life.

  18. Supporting Mental Health: Offering mental health resources and reducing stigma through public education.

  19. Encouraging Sustainable Transportation: Promoting the use of public transportation, cycling, and walking to reduce pollution.

  20. Promoting Art and Culture: Supporting local artists and cultural events to enrich community life.

  21. Financial Literacy Education: Teaching individuals how to manage personal finances, budget, and save.

  22. Supporting Local Businesses: Encouraging the community to shop locally and support small businesses.

  23. Promoting Fair Trade Practices: Educating consumers about fair trade products and their impact on global communities.

  24. Encouraging Volunteerism: Creating opportunities for individuals to volunteer and contribute to local causes.

  25. Drug and Alcohol Prevention Programs: Educating youth and adults about the risks of substance abuse and offering support for prevention.

  26. Promoting Renewable Energy: Encouraging the use of renewable energy sources through incentives and education.

  27. Supporting Veterans and Military Families: Providing resources and support for veterans and their families.

  28. Encouraging Healthy Eating Habits: Promoting balanced diets and nutritional education in schools and communities.

  29. Promoting Inclusivity and Diversity: Creating programs that celebrate diversity and foster inclusivity in various settings.

  30. Supporting Affordable Housing Initiatives: Advocating for and supporting efforts to provide affordable housing options.

  31. Encouraging Organ Donation: Educating the public about the importance of organ donation and how to register.

  32. Promoting Animal Welfare: Creating awareness and support for responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.

  33. Supporting Global Health Initiatives: Encouraging participation in global health campaigns, such as vaccination drives.

  34. Promoting Water Conservation: Educating communities about the importance of conserving water and offering practical tips.

  35. Encouraging Responsible Tourism: Promoting tourism practices that respect local cultures and environments.

  36. Supporting Disability Rights and Accessibility: Advocating for accessibility and rights for individuals with disabilities.

  37. Promoting Child Safety: Educating parents and caregivers about child safety at home, online, and in the community.

  38. Encouraging Ethical Consumerism: Educating consumers about ethical purchasing choices and their societal impact.

  39. Supporting Research and Innovation: Encouraging research and innovation in fields that benefit society, such as medicine and technology.

  40. Promoting Workplace Safety: Educating employees and employers about safe workplace practices and regulations.

  41. Supporting Agricultural Sustainability: Promoting sustainable farming practices and supporting local farmers.

  42. Encouraging Blood Donation: Running campaigns to increase blood donations and meet healthcare needs.

  43. Promoting Cybersecurity Awareness: Educating the public about safe online practices, even though it's not tech-focused.

  44. Supporting Refugee Integration: Creating programs that assist refugees in integrating into new communities.

  45. Encouraging Recycling and Waste Reduction: Educating the public about recycling and reducing waste to protect the environment.

  46. Promoting Physical Activity: Encouraging regular physical exercise through community programs and awareness campaigns.

  47. Supporting Caregiver Well-being: Offering resources and support for caregivers to maintain their well-being.

  48. Encouraging Academic Integrity: Promoting honesty and integrity in academic settings through education and policies.

  49. Promoting Road Safety: Educating drivers and pedestrians about road safety rules and responsible driving.

  50. Supporting Crisis Helplines: Promoting and supporting helplines for individuals in crisis, such as suicide prevention hotlines.

These examples demonstrate how positive social engineering can be used to enhance relationships, promote well-being, and foster a more compassionate and sustainable society. These, and other like uses, are the only acceptable uses of social engineering. Unfortunately, bad people have their own agendas and the next list you will learn how deep the rabbit hole really goes.

Sigh... I hate that I even have to make this list, but you need to be aware of these things. Knowledge is not only power, but it also protects us. Here we go:

  1. Manipulating Relationships: Exploiting friendships or family connections to gain favors or access to confidential information.

  2. Exploiting Trust in Personal Relationships: Manipulating friends or family members to gain access to money, property, or other assets.

  3. Exploiting Elderly Individuals: Taking advantage of older people's trust to gain control over their finances or assets.

  4. Fake Emergency Scams: Pretending to be a relative in urgent need of money, often targeting vulnerable individuals.

  5. Romance Scams: Pretending to be interested in a romantic relationship to extract money or gifts.

  6. Impersonation: Posing as someone else, such as a police officer or government official, to gain access to restricted areas or information.

  7. Fraudulent Charities: Creating fake charities to solicit donations from well-meaning individuals.

  8. Ponzi Schemes: Convincing people to invest in a fraudulent investment scheme where returns are paid from the contributions of new investors rather than profit.

  9. Fake Job Offers: Advertising non-existent job opportunities to collect personal information or fees from job seekers.

  10. Emotional Manipulation: Using emotional appeals or threats to coerce individuals into providing money, information, or other resources.

  11. Misleading Sales Tactics: Using deceptive practices to sell products or services, such as hiding fees or exaggerating benefits.

  12. Bribery and Corruption: Offering or accepting bribes to influence decisions in business, politics, or other areas.

  13. Fake Contests and Lotteries: Promoting non-existent contests or lotteries to collect entry fees or personal information.

  14. Insurance Fraud: Faking accidents or injuries to claim insurance money.

  15. Academic Cheating: Collaborating with others to cheat on exams or assignments, undermining the integrity of the educational system.

  16. Price Gouging: Taking advantage of a crisis or shortage to inflate prices unfairly.

  17. Pyramid Schemes: Recruiting investors in a hierarchical structure where returns are dependent on recruiting more investors, leading to inevitable collapse.

  18. False Advertising: Misrepresenting products or services to lure customers into purchasing them.

  19. Timeshare Scams: Using high-pressure sales tactics to sell timeshares that may have hidden fees or other unexpected drawbacks.

  20. Travel Scams: Offering unrealistically cheap travel packages that may not exist or have hidden costs.

  21. Art Forgery: Creating and selling fake artworks, passing them off as genuine pieces by renowned artists.

  22. Ticket Scalping: Buying tickets to popular events and reselling them at inflated prices.

  23. Fake Credentials: Using fabricated qualifications or certificates to gain employment or prestige.

  24. Misleading Endorsements: Paying for fake reviews or testimonials to boost a product's reputation.

  25. Bait-and-Switch Tactics: Advertising a product at a low price to attract customers, then substituting it with a more expensive alternative.

  26. Fake Scholarships: Offering non-existent scholarships to collect application fees or personal information from students.

  27. Misleading Investment Opportunities: Promoting investment opportunities with exaggerated or false claims about potential returns.

  28. Unfair Labor Practices: Exploiting workers by providing substandard working conditions or violating labor laws.

  29. Fake Psychic or Fortune-Telling Scams: Charging individuals for false psychic readings or predictions.

  30. Counterfeit Medications: Selling fake or substandard medications, posing serious health risks.

  31. Misuse of Non-Profit Status: Claiming non-profit status to avoid taxes while engaging in for-profit activities.

  32. Unethical Adoption Practices: Misleading prospective adoptive parents about the background or health of a child.

  33. Fake Inheritance Scams: Informing individuals that they've inherited money from a distant relative, then requesting fees to process the inheritance.

  34. Misleading Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) Practices: Promising unrealistic earnings to recruit individuals into an MLM structure.

  35. Unlicensed Legal Representation: Offering legal services without proper qualifications or licensing.

  36. Fake Awards or Recognitions: Soliciting money for non-existent awards or recognitions to boost personal or business prestige.

  37. Unethical Research Practices: Manipulating or fabricating research data to achieve desired outcomes.

  38. Exploitation of Religious or Cultural Beliefs: Using individuals' religious or cultural beliefs to manipulate them into donating money or other resources.

  39. Misleading Product Origins: Falsely claiming a product is organic, locally-sourced, or ethically-produced.

  40. Unfair Competition Practices: Engaging in unethical practices to undermine competitors, such as spreading false rumors.

  41. Fake Petitions: Soliciting signatures for non-existent causes to collect personal information.

  42. Unethical Hunting or Fishing Practices: Using illegal methods to catch or hunt animals, often for profit.

  43. Misleading "Free Trial" Offers: Offering free trials that automatically convert into paid subscriptions without clear disclosure.

  44. Unethical Animal Breeding Practices: Misleading customers about the health or pedigree of animals being sold.

  45. Unfair Debt Collection Practices: Using intimidation or deception to collect debts, including attempting to collect amounts not legally owed.

  46. Misrepresentation in Real Estate: Providing false information about a property to sell it at a higher price.

  47. Pump-and-Dump Stock Schemes: Artificially inflating the price of a stock by spreading false information, then selling it off for a profit.

  48. Fake Health Products: Selling products with false health claims, such as miracle cures or weight loss solutions.

  49. Unlicensed Medical Practice: Posing as a medical professional without proper qualifications, potentially endangering patients' health.

  50. Misuse of Authority: Using one's position of power to manipulate others into complying with unethical requests.

  51. Forgery of Legal Documents: Creating or altering legal documents, such as wills or contracts, for personal gain.

  52. Exploitation of Immigrants: Taking advantage of immigrants' legal status to exploit them for labor or other purposes.

  53. Unethical Recruitment Practices: Misleading potential employees about job conditions, pay, or other aspects of employment.

  54. Rental Scams: Advertising and collecting deposits for rental properties that are already occupied or don't exist.

That's all bad right? But it's everywhere.Help us change things. Check out the rest of the site.

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Hello there, I'm Joe Truax, the founder of Legacies of Men. I'm a kind, socially awkward 40 year old man fighting to keep men alive during this mental health crisis. Legacies of Men, is a 100% forever-free, non-profit, non-religious, non-political COMPREHENSIVE men's mental wellness MOVEMENT, (this IS a movement) engineered to be the ONLY support system GOOD men from ALL walks of life will ever need. Our goals are:1. prevent male suicide
2. help men - and women by proxy - find and maintain non-toxic relationships, and finally,
3. unite communities worldwide.
My work is designed to help every OTHER kind person have the best quality of life. My board of advisors is comprised of individuals with PhD’s, PhD ABD's, masters and bachelor degrees, as well as others like myself who have real world experience. I have volunteered thousands and thousands of hours of my free time to helping this world live less angry, less anxious, less trapped, less bottled up, less depressed, less suicidal, and less lonely. This... is my life's work.How do our meetings work? There are AT LEAST two meetings each week. One's called Legacies of Men: Unburdened and the other is called Legacies of Men: Growth. The first meeting helps you become aware of - and dispose of - things in your life that don't benefit you, while the second meeting helps you become men the world will NEVER want to lose. Our slogan, Remembered For Good, means two things; remembered for the good you've done and remembered permanently.When you come to a meeting, leave your wallets at the house. We don't want your money; we want you to be happy. We want you to thrive.This REALLY is an unrivaled support system. We're going to make your shoulders a little less burdened; HOPEFULLY a LOT less burdened. The meetings are easy to follow along with, free, lifesaving, life changing, and it's all being done because we care.Come to a meeting and meet others like yourselves. You come to one, you're probably gonna be at all the rest.