It’s time we stopped ignoring the problem. It’s time to start the conversation. It's time to ManUp for Mental Health.
Research shows that men are less likely to ask for help when they are struggling with mental health issues. Our organization focuses around planning events to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and create a safe and supportive campus community where everyone can feel comfortable reaching out for help.
Research also shows that men are more likely to use substance use as a coping mechanism for mental health issues, which can exacerbate the issues as well as increase risk of addiction. Many of our events are catered towards educating young people on this issue and teaching safe substance use with an emphasis on moderation and learning about more constructive coping mechanisms.