June is Men's Health Month. Below is a collection of websites focused on men's health.
Middle-aged men (40-60) die by suicide more than anyone else, including young people and women. Men are often socialized not to talk about their emotions, and therefore, men as a group may mask their stress and deal with emotional pain through harmful behaviours and actions, and sometimes suicide, instead of seeking help. We all have a role to play in men’s suicide prevention. Partners, colleagues, friends, and family. Visit www.buddyup.ca to learn how to talk to a buddy about how they are really doing.
Why is getting active important? We all know it’s good for us. The uncertainty, the health safety concerns, and the lockdowns have been challenging for everyone. Stress and anxiety levels have increased while Canadians are learning to cope with our new reality. Getting active is a healthy outlet. Visit the Canadian Men's Health Foundation website to find easy tips and useful tools to help guys and their families make small changes that greatly impact their health.
Depression is different from normal sadness. It consumes your day-to-day life and interferes with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. It’s not a sign of weakness, it’s a fact. Guys get depressed. Depression affects millions of men every year, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Depression is a thief. It’s an illness that can rob you of your will to live. It can also steal: The pleasure from things that used to give you joy, your physical energy and strength, your connections to friends and family and your ability to handle stress. Visit the Heads Up Guys website to find strategies to help men manage and prevent depression.