June is Men’s Health Month [Infographic] “Big boys don’t cry.” “Push through the pain.” These are two sayings many young men grow up with, and unfortunately, they stay in their head throughout adulthood. The stigma that men show no weakness works to the detriment of every man, their family and even extends into their work environment. “Men have lower rates of going to doctor’s offices. They are not getting the full care that they should be getting,” shares Ana Tomsic, Vice President of the Men’s Health Network. Here’s an Infographic that explains two major concerns involving men’s mental health: addiction and suicide. 5 Things to do in June Let the boys and men in your life know that it’s okay to see a doctor and talk to someone about their concerns, whether they are physical or mental. If you are a man, give yourself a present by scheduling your annual physical today. If you or a loved one are experiencing mental illness signs, take a free, confidential mental health screening. Find out if your child’s school and your workplace have a mental health clinic staffed with professionals to help when needed. If not, lobby for one. Coleman Professional Services can help build your case. On Friday, June 14th, wear blue to raise awareness about Men’s Health. Take a selfie with your favorite man and post it on social media with the hashtag #ShowUsYourBlue. Closing As we move through June; remember the men in your life. Please encourage them to seek out professionals for help when the time is right to do so. Stop the stigma and shame associated with getting help. About Coleman Professional Services We know men can recover if they have access to care. Coleman provides rapid access to these services. You can call 24/7 to initiate mental health treatment and SUD treatment. Our experienced and licensed staff serves individuals who are seeking assistance for emotional or behavioral problems, seeking services for addictions or are living with severe and persistent mental illness. Please contact us for more information.