Man Therapy’s Groundbreaking, Humorous Approach Provides Resources for Men to Tackle Depression, Divorce, Suicidal Thoughts and More
OKMULGEE, Okla. — Muscogee (Creek) Nation Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services announced Mar. 1 the launch of a new campaign targeted at working-aged men to erase the stigma surrounding mental health.
Man Therapy reshapes the conversation, using humor to cut through stigma and tackle issues like depression, divorce and even suicidal thoughts head on, the way a man would do it.
Man Therapy™ provides men approaching crisis, and the people who care about them, a place to go and learn more about men’s mental health, examine their own and consider a wide array of actions that will put them on the path to treatment and recovery, all within an easy-to-access online portal at www.mantherapy.org.
Upon visiting www.mantherapy.org, men and their loved ones will find they have a virtual appointment with Dr. Rich Mahogany – a character created to greet visitors, make them feel at ease and provide an overview of what they will find and explore during their visit.
Dr. Mahogany is a man’s man who is dedicated to cutting through the denial with a fresh approach using his rapier wit, odd sense of humor, straightforward approach and practical, useful advice for men. His tone debunks the age-old stigma that says mental health disorders are an unmanly sign of weakness.
Resources and tools available at www.mantherapy.org include:
The Man Therapy 18-point Head Inspection – a 5-minute online quiz
Man Therapies Section, with:
One-on-none with featured partner, The Mind Master
Pro Therapy, powered by helppro.com
Rich’s List of Man Therapy-certified resources: The “Little Black Book” for your brain
A Veteran’s Resources section under “Gentlemental Health”
A “worried about someone” section with resources for anyone worried about a man in their life
Man Therapy e-cards available in partnership with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Man Therapy initially launched in Colorado on July 9, 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. This groundbreaking new approach to men’s mental health issues has since launched in several states across the U.S., as well as internationally.
“This campaign goes beyond just awareness to really engage men and draw them into the conversation,” says Dr. Tamara Newcomb PhD, Director of MCN Behavioral Health. “We feel it is critical to bring this important tool to Oklahoma to reach both men and their loved ones. With Man Therapy, you can learn about mental health and the options to increase your mental health wellness range from do-it-yourself techniques all the way to professional therapy and resources.”
For more information about Man Therapy, please visit www.mantherapy.org or contact Muscogee (Creek) Nation Behavioral Health at 918-758-1930.
MCN Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Services
MCN Behavioral Health promotes healthy lifestyles and provides a quality of care that enhances the lives of Native Americans and their families living in our communities. MCN Behavioral health embraces a holistic treatment approach that includes body, mind, and spirit. This facilitates self-empowerment, prevention, education, and intervention. Respect for culture and involvement in our Indian communities is essential to the success of our program. Behavioral Heath provides mental health and substance abuse services for children, adolescents, adults, and elders who can present a CDIB card.
Cactus creates meaningful work that makes a huge impact. A full-service communications agency, Cactus delivers brand impact for companies and causes through data-driven strategies, advertising, design, interactive, digital and integrated media services. The agency has been nationally recognized for its innovative work by The One Show, Communication Arts, The Webby Awards, SXSW, Favourite Website Awards, Advertising Age, Creativity and Print’s Regional Design Annual, among others. For more information visit www.cactusdenver.com.
Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention
Office of Suicide Prevention, a legislatively mandated entity of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, charged with serving as the lead entity for statewide suicide prevention and intervention efforts, collaborating with Colorado communities to reduce the number of suicide deaths and attempts in the state.
Carson J Spencer Foundation
The Carson J Spencer Foundation is a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) organization that delivers innovative and effective suicide prevention programs for working-aged people, coaches young leaders to develop social enterprises for mental health promotion and suicide prevention and supports people bereaved by suicide.