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 project will continue through August 2019.
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, the Coalition is offering the Guys’ Night Out Series of activities to get men out of the house, and into a space where they can learn about new outlets and hobbies while connecting with new friends. “Guys’ Night Out” activities are focused on fun, fitness, wellness, and connectivity. Social connectedness is identified as a protective factor against suicide by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
Activities have included a Star Wars Trivia Night, a sausage-making class, rock climbing, dodgeball, ‘Bro’ga, manscaping, and a Weird Al Yankovic Cycling class. Keep track of the different events here or check out the listed activities below!
Every time you participate, you’ll get an opportunity to win the Ultimate Man Package (see below).
The Ultimate Man Package – What is it?
Every time a man participates in a Man Therapy Guys’ Night Out activity since Sept. 28, he’s entered to win the Ultimate Man Package. If he brings a friend, he’s entered twice.
It will be given away on Sept. 6, at the Man Therapy End-of-Year Bash
The package includes:
- One free flight session with Vetter Aviation/Montana Pilots Assoc.,
- $100 gift card to the Silver Star Steak Co.
- Three-Month Membership to Capital City Health Club
- 1 year of hot yoga at Hot Yoga Helena
- $30 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings and a flight of hot sauce
- 1 hammock
- A gift card to Sharp Spruce men’s clothing
- One vintage-style sign
- $25 gift card to the General Mercantile
- Piggy Back Pomade Pack
- And more!