What comes to your mind when you hear phrases, like 'Mental Health' and 'Mental Illness'? You may detect some psychopathic vibes and the urgent alarm to see a psychiatrist. Even worse, you may imagine that you are a mental or a psychic patient. But, this is something that we must not think of and be ready and courageous enough to speak or confess if we feel the need to go to one! Remember, it's never too late! Because, mental illness is getting common day by day and minute by minute.
Here are a few of the results and what information released by .
'Approximately 2.8 million people, or 10.1% of Canadians aged 15 and older, reported symptoms consistent with at least one of six mental or substance use disorders in the past 12 months. The six disorders measured by the survey were major depressive episode, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and abuse of or dependence on alcohol, cannabis or other drugs.'
The most dangerous and fascinating aspect of mental diseases is that mental health challenges are pervasive and invisible. That’s why they’re so hard to understand and treat; they’re both everywhere and yet nowhere. They require some effort and courage to detect and accept it and acknowledging it that is the first step forward.
Among all the mental diseases, depression is one of the most prominent diseases affecting the world-wide population to a great extent. Millions of people die or opt suicide as a result of untreated depression. And this disease can attack any person irrespective of their sex, gender, age, nationality, which can no longer be ignored.
Are you motivated Enough?
In 2015, Dr. John Ogrodniczuk, a professor of psychiatry at UBC, found Heads Up Guys to support men and help them fight depression by providing tips, tactics, awareness about professional services, and stories of success. These sessions really lighten the intensity of pain and depression of the victims and help them to stay on tract in their daily lives.
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During the months of June and July, which includes "Health Week", Heads Up Guys is running a fundraising campaign where any donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a philanthropic family, up to $100,000. In a recent interview, Brad Newell, the and owner of , spoke about why his entire family are donating and the importance of Heads Up Guys as a critical resource for men.
“As men, we’ve been taught for generations that showing vulnerability, sadness or other emotions are signs of weakness. We’re told we should just “snap out of it”. And if we don’t talk about it and it goes on too long, we withdraw, close down or shut people out,” said Newell.
“If you or someone you know might be suffering from depression, I can tell you that there is help, hope, and people available to get you back on track. I know there aren’t a lot of places where men and their families can find the support and resources they need which is why our family business is a big supporter of Heads Up Guys.”
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Newell notes that although more than 20,000 people visit the site each month, he knows “there are many more that could use the services and information” on Heads Up Guys.
For more information on how Heads Up Guys provides support and help to men battling depression, visit . Together, we can help the men in our lives and prevent more tragic losses of life to suicide. You can .
And keep yourself motivated to help others and be examples for them. You can serve as a voice for those who do not talk about their problems and concerns. Together, let's make Earth, a happy place to live.
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