Mental health is an integral part of health. Movember invests in ideas that help men and boys stay mentally healthy.
Why Mental Health?
The results of poor mental health can be deadly. Globally, a man dies every minute from suicide. Men, regardless of age group, often don’t recognize when they’re experiencing a mental issue, and may not be comfortable asking for help. The uncomfortable truth is that some stereotypical forms of masculinity are killing men.
Investing in Mental Wellness Initiatives
In 2006 the Movember Foundation began funding men’s mental wellness programs in Australia. New Zealand was added in 2008. In 2013 this work was expanded to include program in Canada, USA and the UK. In each case detailed analyses was conducted on the mental landscape of men and boys in that country.
Movember believes in global collaboration to create a positive change in attitudes and will continue to seek new funding opportunities that benefit men’s and boys’ mental health.