Menís Mental Health Awareness Day in Canada
Menís Mental Health Awareness Day in Canada is held on June 13. Held annually on the Tuesday before Father's Day. This event in the second decade of the month June is annual. Help us
Signs and symptoms of mental health conditions may present themselves differently in men. Men are more likely to describe their mental health concerns as physical symptoms such as headaches or chronic pain. This link between signs of mental illness and physical symptoms is often unrecognized and leads to undiagnosed, untreated men. As a result, men are more likely to develop schizophrenia at a younger age and four times more likely to die by suicide than women. The highest number of suicides occurring amongst men are between the ages of 40 and 60.
This is a newer awareness day that started in 2014, and it is important as part of raising awareness about mental illness and as part of efforts to stop stigma.
Source: cmhamiddlesex.ca | awaxmanlaw.ca
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