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National Men’s Health Month

June 1 - June 30

Research shows that working-aged men are less likely to visit the doctor regularly than working-aged women. In fact, one study found that 55% of men had not seen a doctor in the last year, even though more than 40% had a chronic health condition. Research also shows that men are more likely than women to smoke, drink alcohol and live less healthy lifestyles.

About National Men’s Health Month

June is National Men’s Health Month! This month is all about encouraging the men to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease. The official symbol for the month is a blue ribbon and the purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases including cancer, heart disease, and depression. Source: NATIONAL MEN’S HEALTH MONTH – June 2021 | National Today

Men’s Health Week

Men’s Health Week, celebrated annually during the week preceding and including Father’s Day, honors the importance of men’s health and wellness. Men’s Health Week was chosen for this specific time of year to make use of the extra attention paid to male family members near the holiday. Observing Men’s Health Week is meant to educate the public about what can be done to improve the state of men’s health and provide free and convenient health services to men who would not otherwise receive such care.

Wear BLUE for Men’s Health

Friday of Men’s Health Week has been officially named Wear BLUE Day for the week. Organizations and individuals can host a Wear BLUE day to raise awareness and money for education about men’s need to seek regular checkups, or testicular cancer education, prostate cancer education, or other health issues that affect men. (Cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, diabetes, gout, and more.) Wear BLUE was created by Men’s Health Network to raise awareness about the importance of male health and to encourage men to live longer and healthier lives. Many people take advantage of less stringent work attire to show their support of men’s health by wearing blue. The social media hashtag has #ShowUsYourBlue has grown over the years.

Blue Monday

Blue Monday is the official kickoff for National Men’s Health Week. “Blue Monday” promotes men’s health engagement, education, and advocacy.  One in 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 38 will die, even though prostate cancer is 100% curable when caught early. The goal of Blue Monday is to create awareness of men’s health issues worldwide and to save lives.  Source:  International Men’s Health Week – Wikipedia

Visit Men’s Health Network to learn more.

Please join Sisters Taking On the Prevention of Suicide as we recognize National Men’s Health Month.

Details

Start:
June 1
End:
June 30