MEN’S MENTAL HEALTH: Movember &
November 24, 2016
155 Wellington St West (Simcoe & Wellington)
Americas Room, 11th floor
Join Healthy Minds Canada on November 24th for an informative discussion on Men’s Mental Health as we celebrate Movember!
Jesse Hayman | Director, Men’s Health Promotions | Movember Foundation
The Movember Foundation is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round. And they are addressing some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention.
In 13 years The Movember Foundation has funded more than 1,200 men’s health projects around the world.
Facts and Figures Around Mens’ Mental Health:
It is well known that there’s a stigma attached around the open and honest discussion about mental health. The stigma is especially strong when the dialogue is concerning men’s mental health.
Here are some facts you may not have known:
* Canada’s suicide rate for men is three times the rate among women.1
* Approximately 50 men die by suicide per week.2
* 23% of men said they have attempted or considered suicide.3
* 57% of men indicated they would feel embarrassed about seeking professional help for depression.
* 79% of men do not think that men’s mental health is sufficiently addressed.4
These stats show that there is an urgent need to have an open and honest discussion about men’s mental health. Come join us, as we discuss and explore the underlying causes surrounding the poor state of men’s mental health, as well as raise awareness about the challenges men experience.
Topics of discussion will include:
* Why is a separate discussion necessary?
* What it means to be “a man”.
* Barriers to seeking help.
* How can the situation be improved.
The panel will consist of men with diverse backgrounds, including individuals with lived experiences, providing some valuable perspective.
- 1: (Suicides and suicide rate, by sex and by age group: (Males rate) http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/hlth66e-eng.htm
(Females rate) http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/hlth66f-eng.htm