Some great thoughts here:
“If campaigns can boost awareness, adjust attitudes and promote conversations around mental illness, the next step is to find ways to translate these gains into substantial public policy improvements.”
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Some fascinating stats on Mental Health in the US and Canada.
A tough to read but really important article on men and suicide. Please take the time to read. Such important material.
In the past decade, the rate of suicide among North American middle-aged men has far outpaced men of other ages, and women of any age. Men between the ages of 50-54 have the highest rate of suicide among all Canadians
“Society has moved on but middle-aged men are not as equipped as they should be with dealing with changes in their role in society,”
“We’re not doing anywhere near enough” in addressing the issue of suicide amongst middle-aged men, he said. “[We need] appropriate opportunities for males to engage in discussions about how they feel at a stage at which it can happen. But what have we got? We’ve got bars where they can drown their sorrows.”
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Such a great blog from Relevant Magazine. Check it out!
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