DENVER, May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Citing a gender gap in outcomes and a call to action from Colorado's
"We are changing the mental health dialogue in Colorado to bring more men into the conversation," said John M. Douglas Jr., MD. "Men don't seek care at the rate women do, even though numbers show they suffer from depression, anxiety and other obstacles to their well-being the same as everyone else."
Douglas is executive director of Tri-County Health Department, the central organization in the Let's Talk Colorado campaign. Comprising more than 20 public and private health organizations, the campaign works to reduce mental health stigma by encouraging Coloradans to talk openly about their mental health when they or someone they know is struggling.
Statistics illustrate disproportionate impacts for men dealing with mental health challenges:
Individuals who want to support a man they know who seems like he's depressed, grieving, stressed or just not himself are encouraged to try the following steps:
Let's Talk Colorado is a community-driven coalition of organizations including:
AllHealth Network, Aurora Mental Health Center, Centura, Children's Hospital Colorado, Community Reach Center, Denver Public Health, Doctors Care, Douglas County Government, Jefferson Center, Jefferson County Public Health, Kaiser Permanente, Mental Health Center of Denver, SCL Health, Stride Community Health Center, Tri-County Health Department and UC Health.
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SOURCE Lets Talk Colorado
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