The Friday Five – June is Men’s Health Month
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. This week’s Friday Five shares what men can do to improve their health, preventative measures they can take and some facts and statistics about men’s mental health.
Check-Up Checklist: Things to Do Before Your Next Check-Up
Getting check-ups is one of many things you can do to help stay healthy and prevent disease and disability. CDC recommends that before your next check-up, do these four things.
June is Men’s Health Month, a great time to set up your annual doctor’s appointment and get that regular wellness checkup that’ll give you and your loved ones peace of mind. Here’s what to do before your next visit: https://t.co/nC9Cz7tEG8 #MensHealthMonth pic.twitter.com/5ow2P8uYMz
— Minority Health (@MinorityHealth) June 3, 2019
Men and Depression
Men and women both experience depression but their symptoms can be very different. Because men who are depressed may appear to be angry or aggressive instead of sad, their families, friends, and even their doctors may not always recognize the anger or aggression as depression symptoms. Learn more about depression in men from the National Institute of Mental Health. Also, consider taking one of the mental health screenings from Mental Health America.
#Depression can affect any man at any age. With the right treatment, most men with depression can get better and gain back their interest in work, family, and hobbies. Learn more: https://t.co/rR9lGcGa9d #MensHealthMonth pic.twitter.com/5YQViS8HoB
— Mental Health NIMH (@NIMHgov) June 3, 2019
7 Health Facts Men Need to Know
— Delta County Memorial Hospital (@DeltaCoMemHos) June 6, 2019
Men’s Health Resource Center
Did you know men are less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than women, on average? Part of this is because men are more likely to go long periods of time without going to the doctor, they’re less likely to adopt preventive health measures, and are more likely to engage in risky behaviors. The Men’s Health Resource Center, managed by Men’s Health Network, provides a wealth of information about men’s health topics to try and help keep them on the right track.
Celebrate #MensHealthMonth by exploring this online resource center. Get information about topics like Prostate Health, Diabetes, and Aging. #MensHealth #MensHealthMonth #ShowUsYourBlue #ResourceCenter #MensHealthResourceCenter #GracepointWellness https://t.co/RgowdWmXqN pic.twitter.com/qUNgUItQw8
— gracepoint (@gracepointWell) June 5, 2019
Handy Men’s Health Screening Guide
— AdventHealth GRI (@celebrationgri) June 3, 2019