Men accounted for 75% of all completed suicides in Canada in 2019, and suicide was the leading cause of death for young men in 2018. (NextGen Men)
In a survey of 1450 men, 55% reported feelings of loneliness, and 1/3 reported thoughts of suicide or self-harm. (University of BC) According to the Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP), “Men are often socialized not to talk about their emotions, and therefore, men as a group may mask their stress and deal with emotional pain through harmful behaviours and actions, and sometimes suicide, instead of seeking help.”
Through awareness, education and accessible resources, we can combat the stigma surrounding men’s mental health in Alberta.
Men’s Mental Health Tools and Resources
Buddy Up | A men’s suicide prevention communications campaign: a call to action to men, by men.
NextGen Men | A nonprofit whose work is dedicated to changing how the world sees, acts and thinks about masculinity.
Movember | Movember is Men’s Health Awareness Month. Learn what to say and how to help a friend who isn’t himself.
Digging in the Dirt Documentary | A CBC Gem documentary focusing on how the price of oil includes the mental and emotional anguish common among Alberta’s oil and gas workers.
Men’s Sheds | Peer support groups throughout Alberta
OSI-CAN | Peer support groups for emergency first responders
Men’s Mental Health Articles
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