Men’s Mental Health: Breaking the Silence Virtual Event Tuesday, May 24, 2022

1 out of every 4 families in our communities are suffering from mental health challenges and for the most part, they are putting most of their energy into surviving and making sure no one knows.  Even before this global pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety, mood, and personality disorders were increasing. 

Further we know that:

  • 10% of all men in Canada will experience their own mental health challenges in their lifetimes.
  • 1 million men will suffer from major depression this year.
  • Less than 30% of them will ever tell anyone.
  • 4000 will die by suicide this year.

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Month, Emmaus Family Support Ministries and the Archdiocese of Regina presents a discussion on men’s mental health challenges. This online event will be held on Tuesday, May 24 from 7:00pm-9:00pm via Zoom.

Deacon Eric Gurash of Emmaus Family Support Ministries will discuss his personal experiences and examine how our Catholic Faith and evidence-based research can help break the silence, open up avenues of support, and help us better navigate mental health challenges.

While the focus of this online workshop will be on men’s mental health and the ways that stigma, both social and internal, negatively affect men’s mental health, much of the content will be appreciated by a wide audience, including spouses, family, friends, and caregivers.

Register at: https://emmausfamilysupport.flocknote.com/signup/89227

A Zoom link will be provided to registrants on the day of the event.

If you have further questions, email us at emmausmentalhealth@gmail.com

In the opening chapters of Genesis, after creating the first human, Adam, God immediately identifies a central truth about our humanity “It is not good that man be alone.”

We were created for communion with our God and with each other.  Created to share in our human relationships, the interior, mutual self-giving relationship of the Trinity itself. 

Man was not made to be alone.

If you do not have good social relationships that include at least one person whom you can go to to talk about significant spiritual, mental, and emotional experiences…you need to do the work at finding such a relationship.

Deacon Eric Gurash

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