Men's Health Month 2022

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During the month of June, Men's Health Month is an opportunity to raise awareness for healthcare for men and to encourage boys, men, and their families to practice a healthy lifestyle. One way for men to practice a healthy lifestyle is taking care of their mental health and wellbeing, as men are four times more likely to die by suicide than women, accounting for 78% of suicides in the United States. Below, our Network shares resources to bring awareness to men's mental health.


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Conversations with Millennial Men of Color: Accessing Behavioral Health | New England MHTTC

Chyrell Bellamy, PhD, MSW, associate professor of Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, facilitated two panel discussions, which included black and brown men talking about their experiences with mental health services. Participants acknowledged that mental health conditions were often stigmatized within the community, which in turn discouraged open discussions in the home.


Even One is Too Many - Preventing Suicide Among Black American Boys and Girls | Central East MHTTC

African American boys age 5-12 are more likely than any other age group to succumb to suicide. It is imperative that we unite to both fully illuminate and mitigate this situation. The Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) will continue its efforts to increase the awareness, skills and knowledge of behavioral and primary care practitioners by providing training, position papers, infographics and other resources.


Reimagining Wellness: Preventing Suicide Among Black Boys | Central East MHTTC

An increasing number of Black boys ages 5-12 are dying by suicide at disturbing rates. The Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center partnered with media company Never Whisper Justice to produce Reimagining Wellness: Preventing Suicide Among Black Boys, a new four-part vignette series that addresses this acute trend. These short films feature interviews with experts who share their unique perspectives on improving well-being and reducing mental health disparities among Black male youth.


Sexual Abuse in Boys and Men: Clinical Considerations | New England MHTTC

At least 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused by the time of their 18th birthday and this number and proportion increase with 1 in 4 men experiencing sexual abuse or assault at some point across their lifespan. This presentation addresses myths related to sexual abuse and assault in boys and men, addresses barriers to their receipt of mental health services, and provides ways that mental health providers can support male survivors in their healing journey.


Other Organizations Offering Awareness Resources for Men's Mental Health

 

Upcoming Event

juneJune 22, 2-3pm ET 

Engaging Dads in Services for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders—A Virtual Discussion | National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare



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