Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ManTherapy now expanded to offer veteran and military resources

Dr Rich Mahogany is helping you find the resources
you need to bare it all at
mantherapy.org
It is estimated that the suicide rate among veterans is double that of civilians. This startling fact, combined with numerous other examples of mental health related-issues that are extremely prevalent in military roles such as substance abuse, homelessness, and post-traumatic stress, indicate the desperate need for resources. Man Therapy is a free, always accessible, and confidential resource for military personnel and veterans.

Offering an interactive approach and available 24/7, www.mantherapy.org is where men have a virtual appointment with fictional therapist, Dr. Rich Mahogany. By using humor and a no-bullshit approach, Man Therapy meets veterans and military personnel where they are and helps them tackle the mental health issues they face when transitioning to civilian life.

Examples of the new content and resources available now at www.mantherapy.org include:

  • Tips on dealing with topics specific to veterans such as disordered sleep, stress and difficult transitions
  • Humorous and heart warming videos
  • Sports and recreation programs and camps
  • Traumatic brain injury resources
  • Information for families to support the veterans in their lives
To date, more than 800,000 unique visitors have visited Man Therapy and 85,000 have completed the 18-Point Head Inspection” – a five-minute quiz to help a man determine his mental health status and the best resources for him. Of these visitors, 51 percent say Man Therapy made them more likely to seek additional help. As Man Therapy continues to launch additional customizable resources, these numbers will only continue to grow.

The Man Therapy campaign was launched in Colorado in July 2012 as the result of a unique partnership between Cactus, a Denver-based advertising agency, the Office of Suicide Prevention at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Carson J. Spencer Foundation. It is now licensed in seven states as well as Australia.

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