SOURCE: Movember Canada

Movember Canada

November 05, 2015 15:41 ET

Media Alert: Global Experts Gather in Toronto to Discuss Critical Issues in Men's Mental Health

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - November 05, 2015) - The stats are staggering -- 3 out of 4 deaths by suicide are men; 1 in 10 Canadian men will experience major depression in the course of their lives; On average 7 Canadian men take their life each day through suicide; 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem each year; Prevalence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Canadian first responders and military is 16-24%. It's time to take action.

WHAT: Panel discussion and 1:1 interviews with some of the top minds in mental health from around the world and individuals willing to share their personal mental health journey.

Panel discussion will address:

  • Global state of men's mental health
  • Barriers in men's mental health that need to be addressed
  • Critical aspects of society's expectations of men and masculinity
  • How does Canada compare?

1:1 Interviews available with individuals willing to share their personal mental health journey and global mental health experts on:

  • Mental Health in Sport
  • Veterans Support
  • Improving Health & Wellbeing for Aboriginal Men & Boys
  • Improving Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Men's Mental Health Policy

Note: B-roll available to support above topics

WHERE: St. James Cathedral Centre, The Deanery, 65 Church Street

http://www.stjamescathedral.on.ca/

WHEN: Tuesday, November 10th, 10:00a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

WHO:

About the Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is a global charity raising funds and awareness for men's health. These funds deliver breakthrough research and support services to allow men to live happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men's health movement, raising more than $676 million and funding over 1,000 projects through impact investments, focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

The Foundation runs awareness and fundraising activities year-round, with the annual Movember campaign in November being globally recognized for its fun and innovative approach to raising money and getting men to take action for their health. During Movember, we challenge men to grow a moustache or to make a commitment to get active and MOVE, both of which are about real action for health and are done to spark conversation and raise vital funds and awareness.

The Foundation's vision is to have an everlasting impact on the state of men's health. Movember is a registered charity in Canada - BN 848215604 RR0001. For more information visit Movember.com.

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