Movember ~ Change the Face of Men’s Health

Conversations with Alison Jaye The Journey to Here
Conversations with Alison Jaye The Journey to Here
Movember ~ Change the Face of Men’s Health

Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s suicide and Mental Health. The word Movember is a combination of words moustache, “mo”, and “November”.  The goal of Movember is to “change the face of men’s health.

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has used Movember to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues in Australia and New Zealand. Monetary proceeds go toward the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, the Cancer Society and Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, and Beyond Blue.

In 2007, the Foundation launched campaigns in Canada, Spain, the UK, the US, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Israel, South Africa, and Taiwan.

By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as “Mo Bros”) to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of family history of cancer and to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Using the moustache as the driving symbol of the movement, Movember focuses as previously mentioned on the three key areas of prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. Since its inception, the Movember Foundation has raised $837 million and funded over 1,200 projects in more than 20 countries.

In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the world’s top 100 non-government organizations.

#Movember #menshealth #prostatecare #mentalhealthawareness #suicideawareness #testicularcancer get-support You don’t have to go through this alone. If you are struggling today, need support with your mental health, or have experienced a traumatic event, consider contacting a helpline. It’s free, anonymous and confidential.  – The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, suicidal crisis or emotional distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. Call or text 988  – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI Helpline is available M-F 10 am – 10 pm, ET. Connect by phone 800-950-6264 or text “Helpline” to 62640, or chat. In a crisis call or text 988.*  – Free, confidential support from a helpline or hotline near you. Online chat, text or phone.

“The more we have these conversations, the more these conversations can be had” ~ Alison Jaye  Conversations with Alison Jaye – The Journey to Here

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