It’s a month to come together and be thankful for our blessings and since 2003, a month to unite to take on mental health, suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
The month of November is also known as Movember. It’s a month to come together and be thankful for our blessings and since 2003, a month to unite to take on mental health, suicide, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. As I get older, it’s alarming how many friends, colleagues and family members have been touched by 1 or more of these cause areas, me included.
Globally, on average, 1 man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 69% of all suicides. Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 4.5 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.
A growing number of men – around 10.8M globally – are facing life with a prostate cancer diagnosis.
Movember’s inception was to help address this crisis on a global scale. Show your support. For “Mo Bros”, growing a Mo (moustache) this month has become the international symbol for better men’s health. It’s a great way to start important conversations and bring more awareness.
For our “Mo Sistas”, even though this has been traditionally male-centered, women are of course affected by mental illness, suicide, prostate and testicular cancers. Help break down the stigmas surrounding men’s health and encourage and support the men in your life. There are many ways to celebrate Movember- through encouragement, education, making a donation, raising awareness or funds by hosting a “Mo-ment” or “Mo-ving” in a walkathon, or simply growing your hair and having a conversation, join us!
For more Movember information, check out Movember