BIG 101 Recognizes International Men’s Day
BIG recognizes International Men’s Day each year as a day to promote gender equality, improve gender roles, and emphasize the importance of men’s mental health. This year, the International Men’s Day organization has developed the theme to focus on the Better Relations Between Men and Women.
Men in Canada are three times more likely to commit suicide than Women, largely due to the lack of men’s mental health resources coupled with men’s lack of social connectedness. The goal of International Men’s Day is to break down these stigmas, and provide resources to the men in our lives.
Below are a list of resources that can help men in breaking down these barriers, and for other’s to learn how they can be allies and support systems for then men in their lives.
Men Have Suicide Rates 3 Times Higher Than Women. What’s Causing It
Men Struggle To Keep Friends And It’s Hurting Their Mental Health
Should We Be Celebrating International Men’s Day?
Canadian Mental Health Services Simcoe County
We encourage you to check in with your friends and family, not only on International Men’s Day, but all year round.