June 12, 2018
Victoria Inn Resort & Conference Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg
Eden Health Care Services is honoured to be able to offer a day where we can learn and hear more about men’s mental health. This day is for any person who knows someone of any age, who has mental health challenges, with a special emphasis on men’s mental health.
Around the world, on average we lose a man to suicide every minutes of every day. Three out of every 4 suicides are men. One in 10 Canadian men will experience major depression in the course of their lives.
In Canada, 80 percent of suicides are carried out by men, with the age group of 40 to 60 having the highest rates. Coinciding rates of substance use disorder are also very high in this demographic, outnumbering women by a rate of 3 to 1.
Some research suggests that depression is elevated in this group but is under reported due to diagnostic bias, where depression is perceived as a “woman’s illness.” Mental illness symptoms of men tend to be different as they may hide their emotions or become angry or aggressive.
This conference brings two men centre stage willing to share their personal experiences with their comedic take on the tragedy that can be mental illness.
Kevin Breel, Mental Health Activist and TED Sensation
Big Daddy Tazz, Comedic Sensation