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:
WORKING TOGETHER TO PREVENT SUICIDE IN CANADA
THE FEDERAL FRAMEWORK FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
2022 PROGRESS REPORT