The Friday Five – International Men’s Health Week: Organizations focused on Men’s Health
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June is Men’s Health Month and the purpose is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. International Men’s Health Week, also celebrated in June, begins on Monday, June 12 and lasts through the 18th. This week gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. This week’s Friday Five shares what some organizations are doing to improve men’s health and to bring attention to diseases and health problems that directly effect them.
Men’s Health Network
Men’s Health Network (@menshlthnetwork) is crossing a major milestone in 2017—the organization is celebrating 25 years of advancing men’s health and wellness. Since its founding in 1992, MHN remains one of the only nonprofit organizations advocating on the behalf of men, boys, and their families through education programs, health screenings, and federal policy and legislation. The MHN website has a wealth of resources and information regarding all aspects of men’s health. Check it out today!
The Barbershop Can Save A Man’s Life
Sadly, the stereotype that men always need to appear strong, both mentally and physically, at all times still exists. Society makes it difficult for men to open up and get help when dealing with depression and mental illness. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45. Fortunately, there are groups who are trying to help break through the stigma and offer help. HuffPost UK reports on The Lions Barbers Collective (@TheLionsBarbers), an international group of barbers that are trained to recognize the symptoms of mental illness. While the organization is only a little more than a year old they have made a tremendous amount of progress in a short time by tapping into a great need.
— Men’s Health (@menshealthleeds) May 22, 2017
The ManKind Project (@mankindproject) is a global brotherhood of nonprofit charitable organizations that conducts challenging and highly rewarding programs for men at every stage of life. The ManKind Project empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and children around the world. MKP helps men through any transition, men at all levels of success, men facing almost any challenge. Their flagship training, New Warrior Training Adventure, is described by many as the most powerful men’s training available. Trainings and Men’s Groups are offered around the world in twenty-two countries.
The story starts out like a commonly told joke, “Two mates go into a bar…,” but the outcome of this joke is the beginning of an amazing organization. In 2003, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, had an idea to bring back the moustache. Little did they know that their trend setting idea would start the ball rolling toward a serious foundation that would raise millions and work to stop men from dying too young. The Movember Foundation (@Movember) is the only charity tackling men’s health on a global scale, year round.
Men’s Health Box
It’s okay to have some fun while taking care of yourself! The writers and editors at Men’s Health Magazine (@MensHealthMag) spend their days learning about and testing the latest and the greatest products for men, so it only makes sense that they set up a service where you benefit from the fruits of their labor. Men’s Health knows that mental and physical wellness are affected by a variety of factors so they handpick the best fitness, nutrition, style, grooming and tech products to make men fitter, healthier, more confident, and more attractive – and then they deliver the goods right to your door in your very own Men’s Health Box!
— Men’s Health Box (@MensHealthBox) May 30, 2017
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