Quite a bit of effort went into this web site.
Meet Dr Rich Mahogany, the inventor of Gentlemental Health.
Behind this unique presentation is actually some serious stuff. ¬†It uses humour very effectively to act as a Trojan Horse and encourage men to have a bit of a read about things they normally just don’t think about: ¬†depression and suicide. ¬†
A public service announcement by Dr. Rich Mahogany: Working aged men (25-54 years old) account for the largest number of suicide deaths in Colorado. These men are also the least likely to receive any kind of support. They don’t talk about it with their friends. They don’t share with their family. And they sure as heck don’t seek professional treatment. They are the victims of problematic thinking that says mental health disorders are unmanly signs of weakness. And I, Dr. Rich Mahogany, am dedicated to changing that.
Men aren’t that different.
The site can be a little slow as it has gone viral and the world is discovering it, but it is¬†well worth a visit, even for just a laugh.
If you need to talk to someone else:
Suicide Prevention Helpline
0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
or (09) 522 2999 within Auckland
0800 376 633
or free text¬†234
0800 726 666
(The Samaritans 0800 number only services Rotorua, Taupo, New Plymouth, Hawke’s Bay and Lower North Island. See¬†website¬†for other numbers)
If there is any kind of urgency, and you need help RIGHT NOW for yourself, or someone else, phone 111.
Or phone your local DHB Mental Health Crisis Team (CATT team): contact numbers below or phone Healthline 0800 611 116