Men don't ask for the help they need


Retired men were brought up in an era where they were expected to remain stoic and look after those around them. They didn't ask for directions then, and they don't ask for help now, to their great detriment.

As their circle of friends diminishes, the social isolation and loneliness they experience can have a tangible impact on their overall health and well-being. Social isolation is linked with; increased death, dementia, depression, and the risk of elder abuse.

We aim to fix that for the few who join our self-help community.

"Let's stop accepting that men lead shorter lives and actively support those working to create healthy space for men – particularly as they age. Men shouldn't have to die quicker."
Shannon Sampert, associate professor at the University of Winnipeg.

You don't believe we need special programs where men will actually show up?
Look at these Statistics Canada Figures:

Death rates by suicide per 100,000 population in 2019 (by age and sex)
Statistics Canada. Canadian Vital Statistics - Death Database. 2017-2019.
Released in January, 2022.

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It's actually 4 to 6 times higher in the retired Men's Shed age groups.
Men don't ask for the help they need.
Men can be fooled into accepting Stealth Help.
The Men’s Shed movement is the “Social Health Care Innovation” men need.
© 2022 Kevin Ford

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