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Many studies reveal that men typically avoid going to the doctor. One study put the number as high as 60-percent. They would rather do anything, even clean the bathroom or mow the lawn, than go to the doctor. When it comes to mental health, the situation is worse. Men are less likely than women to seek mental health help for depression, substance addiction or stressful life events, including anxiety and trauma.
The Milwaukee team for the University of Wisconsin-Madison All of Us Research Program at the Center for Community Engagement and Health Partnerships has created a series of Men’s Health Nights in collaboration with Unity Gospel House of Prayer, Raising the Bar non-profit and the Community Action Aging Resource Network (CAARN).
The first Men’s Health Night happened organically, from a conversation at the barbershop. Now, the men who first gathered to learn and talk about their physical and mental health continue to want more. In answer, a dozen Black professionals met on December 7, 2021 to discuss a plan of action. Together they developed the 3rd installment, Men’s Health Night III: Real Talk, which will bring these professionals of the mind, body, and spirit in conversation with men who want to know why and how they should care for their physical and mental health.
Men’s Health Night III: Real Talk will take place on Friday, December 17 at 6pm. To register for this hybrid event, please follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/MensHealthNight3.