Now ‘Movember’ Means Mental Health, Too

November 14, 2014

The grow-your-stache in November public awareness campaign that is “Movember” has, in the past, focused on prostate and testicular cancer. But this year, mental health has been added to the mix. And maybe Movember will help guys do something many simply can’t quite bring themselves to do: talk about how they feel.

As Ross Szabo, CEO of the Human Power Project, writes in the Huffington Post, many men are not feeling well, and suffering needlessly:

Men are more than four times more likely to die by suicide than women. The suicide rate in men ages 35-64 has increased 28 percent in the last decade. We’re shocked every time someone like Robin Williams takes his own life, but he is certainly not alone. Men abuse substances more than women, we experience more antisocial behavior, and men are less likely to seek help for their mental health.

Szabo talks about his own experience in a video, “Moustaches and Mental Health are Manly”. Hell yeah they are.

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