MenTELL.ca, was founded in June for Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and has launched a groundbreaking social media and in-person campaign to address the critical issue of men’s mental health and well-being throughout the month of June. The initiative aims to encourage open conversations, raise awareness, and provide essential support for men that are suffering in silence.
The initiative is simple yet the message is powerful which is to encourage as many men across the country as possible to speak up by sharing a video and tagging @MenTELL.ca on Instagram with the Hashtag #MenTELLHealth on their favourite activity, tip or a quote that helps them with their mental well-being and to find their happy, calm and positive place.
Historically, men’s mental health has been a largely overlooked and stigmatized topic, often resulting in a lack of dialogue and limited resources available to those in need. MenTELL.ca’s campaign for June seeks to challenge this societal stigma and create a safe space where men can openly know that they are simply not alone and we all have coping mechanisms that could potentially help one another out.
The goal is to help men survive themselves and that if we can help at least one person know that they are not alone in their heads and never have been, that is a start to a conversation.
Our growing team from across Canada consists of individuals from all walks of life such as Entrepreneurs, Artists, Canadian special forces and armed forces veterans, first responders and so much more! We encourage men to speak up in-person and if they feel comfortable on social media (Instagram: @MenTELL.ca with the Hashtag #MenTELLHealth) for themselves, neighbours, sons, fathers, brothers, colleagues, husbands, partners, strangers and simply anyone who may be struggling in silence.
Recognizing the power of storytelling, MenTELL.ca will highlight real-life experiences of men who have faced mental health issues, emphasizing their resilience and emphasizing the importance of seeking help.
MenTELL.ca’s founder, Zak Hussein, expressed enthusiasm about the campaign, stating, “Our mission for the month of June is to break the silence and stigma surrounding men’s mental health. By encouraging open conversations, we aim to create a supportive community where men feel empowered to prioritize their mental well-being.“
Recognizing that men’s mental health issues can affect anyone, the MenTELL.ca campaign emphasizes that seeking help is a sign of strength rather than weakness. By addressing the unique challenges faced by men and offering tailored resources, the organization seeks to create a lasting impact on the mental health landscape in Canada. The MenTELL.ca campaign invites individuals, community organizations, and businesses to actively participate by sharing their own experiences, hosting events.