KHESED’S 2019 Men For Mental Health Campaign

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When:

Suicide Prevention Week, September 8th - September 14th

What:

An online event to raise awareness and support for men’s mental health and wellness. All of the funds raised will support Khesed’s program operations to carry out our mission and vision of providing affordable and accessible mental health and wellness services to those without sufficient coverage in Colorado.

Why:

Men are more likely to face stigma when discussing their mental health, and thus are less likely to seek out support when struggling.*

  • Men are 3.5x as likely as women to die by suicide.**

  • Every day 123 men in the US take their own lives.***

  • In 2017, men accounted for 69.67% of suicide deaths in the United States, and the rate is highest in middle-age white men in particular.**

  • GBTQ men are at an increased risk for suicide attempts.**

  • Men above the age of 65 are 1.4x more likely to die by suicide than the total population.*

Khesed wants to end the stigma around men seeking support for their mental health.

*@CrisisTextLine **@afspnational ***@PSYCOM

Who:

You.

We are asking for 50 male-identifying friends of Khesed to host online social media fundraising campaigns, fighting the stigma associated with men seeking mental health support and raising awareness of Khesed’s affordable counseling services as a resource for men in Colorado. Sign up to participate!

Own or work for a business that is passionate about supporting mental healthcare? Consider becoming a corporate sponsor for this event! Details on corporate sponsorship can be found here.

Interested in getting involved another way? You can also participate by making a one-time or monthly donation.

thank you to our corporate sponsors!

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