With Halloween just days away that can mean only one thing...Movember is right around the corner!
Raising awareness for men's health issues is still job #1, but this year the focus is shifting from primarily to mental health issues. Movember's efforts are building toward a world where men and boys actively makes moves to care for their mental health and emotional wellness, and are supported by family and community during tough times.
From Movember.com: "Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Around the world, on average we lose a man to suicide every minute of every day. Three out of four suicides are men. Too many are toughing it out and struggling alone. We have to take action to improve mental health and reduce the rate of male suicide. The causes of suicide are complex. Thereâ€™s no single reason why men take their own lives, but we do know that by improving overall mental health we can reduce the risk of suicide. We need to address untreated mental health conditions among men. Weâ€™re looking at mental health through a male lens, and taking action at a community level to find solutions that work for men."
DCS will be actively fundraising all Movember long to spotlight these issues and do what we can to lift up those who need help.