Pre-Symposium Webinar: You Can’t Fix Your Mental Health with Duct Tape: MH Resources for Men
Working-aged men are the population least likely to seek or receive mental health support. In the U.S., working-aged men represent the largest number of suicide deaths. In Vermont, males account for 8 in 10 suicide deaths, and males die by suicide at a rate 4x higher than females. To support this underserved population, Vermont is helping communities promote Man Therapy, an interactive, web-based educational resource designed to show working-age men that talking about their problems, getting help, and fixing themselves is masculine.
Participants of this workshop will learn about Man Therapy, the evidence-base supporting this approach, and the resources and strategies available to Vermont communities to share and promote this mental health resource to men who may be at risk for suicide.
Upon completion of this program, participants will:
- Increase knowledge of the mental health challenges facing men and the public health statistics specific to suicide rates and men
- Increase knowledge of the web-based mental health resource “Man Therapy” and the evidence-based research supporting the use of this resource as a suicide prevention strategy
- Increased understanding of the resources and best practices for promoting Man Therapy as a mental health resource in their community or region
- Learn specific action steps for promoting Man Therapy in their organization or community.
Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator at the Vermont Department of Health
Nick Nichols, MSW, is the Suicide Prevention Program Coordinator at the Vermont Department of Health and oversees the work of a Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nick holds a master’s degree in social work and has worked to support mental health, substance use prevention, and public health improvements in Vermont at both the Department of Mental Health and Department of Health for over 24 years.
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