Over the past year, the Healthy Men Michigan team has focused on developing effective mental health and suicide prevention messaging for working-aged men and we are excited to share these tips with our colleagues. Join us for a free webinar on strategies for reaching men through health and wellness social media initiatives, based on lessons learned in marketing and outreach for the Healthy Men Michigan campaign. Attendees will learn to infuse their brand into social media to promote their health-related messaging and boost their online presence, while using effective and safe methods of online communication to promote help-seeking behaviors in men. Webinar content touches upon such social media strategies as Twitter chats, boosted Facebook posts, educational webinars, and the utilization of social media management platforms like HootSuite when planning a campaign. We also advise you as to how to best utilize your partnership with Healthy Men Michigan to assist men via social media in strengthening their networks of social support and community resources.
Former Detroit Lions quarterback, suicide loss survivor, and mental health advocate Eric Hipple has teamed up with Healthy Men Michigan to tell his story of personal loss, struggle, and recovery. In this webinar, he presents his program "Living Life on the Offense" and discusses the importance of mental fitness assessment when strategizing for your own health game plan. Topics include problem solving, trauma, brain illness, and health screening.
Eric is joined by Healthy Men Michigan Principal Investigator Jodi Frey, PhD, of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, who further addresses mental health and suicide prevention in working-aged men. Jodi gives background on the HealthyMenMichigan.org campaign and addresses how attendees can be a part of the men’s mental fitness movement.
Although men are less likely than women to seek help for health-related issues, they are more disposed to contact a professional about physical symptoms than emotional ones. Consequently, these providers are often the first health professionals to observe signs of depression and suicide risk in the men they serve.
In this webinar, panelists will discuss using screenings to identify these symptoms in men across healthcare settings, as well as methods for helping them pursue appropriate treatment.
First responders and public safety workers experience repeated exposure to trauma through their work. This can have a lasting impact on mental well-being and puts these men and women at increased risk. As a result of career-related stress, first responders and public safety workers often face emotional needs unique to their occupations and require access to resources that are specific to understanding those circumstances. Learn what experts are doing to help men who are first responders with their emotional fitness. Speakers included:
Webinar on preventing suicide in the construction industry. The suicide rate among workers in the construction industry is four times the national average. Experts consider potential causes to be financial stress, "tough guy" culture, being away from family for seasonal work, and a high-pressure work environment. Speakers included:
Join us for a discussion about preventing suicide among military veterans. Panelists included:
Join Screening for Mental Health for a Learn at Lunch: Healthy Men Michigan Outreach Strategies webinar. SMH covers tips, tricks, and ideas on how to best promote the campaign.
Do you have questions about how to promote the HealthyMenMichigan.org campaign? Screening for Mental Health, Principal Investigator Dr. Jodi Jacobson Frey from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Jess Stohlmann-Rainey, Senior Program Director at the Carson J Spencer Foundation, review best practices in promoting the Healthy Men Michigan campaign and give a background on the screening tool, partner organizations, the research component of the site, and more!