The Lewis and Clark Suicide Prevention Coalition, spearheaded by Lewis and Clark Public Health, launched a new campaign to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health for working-aged men.
The coalition is using Man Therapy™, an approach that uses humor to cut through stigma and tackle issues like depression, divorce, and suicidal thoughts head-on.
Man Therapy, available online at www.mantherapy.org, gives men and the people who care about them a place to go to learn more about men’s mental health, assess their own, and consider an array of actions that can put them on the path to treatment and recovery.
In addition to the anti-stigma campaign, we are offering the Guys’ Night Out Series of activities through our partners with the Helena Family YMCA and Team Red White and Blue Helena, to get men out of the house, and into fitness activities and service projects while connecting with new friends. “Guys’ Night Out” activities are all about fun, fitness, wellness, community and connection. Social connectedness is identified as a protective factor against suicide by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.