Depression affects 25% of men over 18
Men & Mental Health
The Man Project is an initiative of Foundations to help reduce men’s suicide and give men the resources they need to live well.
Foundations received a grant from the J. J. Keller Foundation to address the spike in the suicide rate among adult men. While men and women both face life challenges, men are often less likely to seek professional help or even speak with someone close to them about what they are experiencing.
Normalizing Mental Health
The first phase of the project focused on breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health. Foundations created online resources, and a series of posters and coasters with messages encouraging men to talk about their feelings, normalizing mental health, and ensuring them that seeking help and support is not a sign of weakness.
In order to get materials in front of as many men as possible, Foundations reached out to a variety of spaces where men are likely to spend time – working, being active and socializing. We worked with municipalities to place posters in recreation centers and park facilities; the firefighters union hung the posters at their stations throughout Green Bay; and Brown County Tavern League members hung posters and used coasters with similar messages in their establishments. Fox 11 promoted a segment on the issue HERE.
In second phase of the initiative, Foundations hosted a series of men’s focus groups to better understand the issues men struggle with, and what kind of resources they need and want.
Suicide Kills. Talking Doesn’t. Please ask for help!
Whether you are looking for help for a friend or for yourself, we have the tools to change lives:
- Schedule a counseling session with one of our counselors by calling (920) 437-8256. View our therapy team HERE.
- Local Crisis Center: (920) 436-8888
- Crisis Text Line: 741741