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Raise a Mustache to Men’s Health

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Raise a Mustache to Men’s Health


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Men’s Health Month. (n.d.). Mental Health America.

Movember - Changing the face of men’s health. (n.d.).

When men have an average life expectancy that is nearly 5 years shorter than women and 1 in 2 men are expected to be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime, we “mustache” the question, how can we encourage men to care more about their health? While there is likely a laundry list of reasons, much of it comes down to lack of awareness and understanding of the health issues that men face.

This November, CCH wants to bring attention to the men’s health crisis by raising awareness and educating the community on the specific issues that men often face as well as continue to break down stigmas behind them.

Many people may know about Movember, or “no shave’ November--but what is the goal besides of having a well-groomed exhibit of facial hair?

It’s no surprise that 13.2 percent of men 18 and older are in poor health in the United States. Culturally and historically, men are less open about discussing their health or how they are feeling and still reluctant to be proactive in finding resources or seeking help when they don’t feel physically or mentally well. Instead, men are encouraged to participate in risky activities that may threaten their health, all in the name of manhood.

So let’s raise a mustache to men’s health awareness with these prickly facts about men’s health.

  • 1 in 5 adults experience a mental health problem each year; 6 million of them are male

  • 5 major mental health problems affecting men are eating disorders, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, psychosis and schizophrenia

  • More than 4 times as many men die by suicide in the United States as women

  • 40.5 percent of men in the U.S. aged 20 and over are obese

  • 51.9 percent of men aged 20 and over suffer from hypertension

  • The leading causes of death for men are heart disease and cancer

Though these facts are devastating, it doesn’t have to be this way. As a community we can encourage men of all ages to make their health a priority as well as living healthier lives.

Start your journey to better health with Campbell County Medical Group Wright Clinic & Occupational Health. We are committed to providing the highest standard of care for men and their families. To learn about our services or book your appointment, visit our website at:

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