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Movember: Mustaches, Merriment, and Money for Men's Health

Described as a hairy ribbon for men's health, a Movember mustache is a way to tell the world that you care that the average life expectancy for American men is almost five years less than women (76 compared to 81).

Advocates for Mental Health Rally in October

October sees numerous recognitions of the ongoing gravity coupled with the hope for improvement of mental illnesses.  Mental Illness Awareness Week takes place October 6 through 12, October 7 is National Day without Stigma, the World Federation for Mental Health recognizes World Mental Health Day on October 10, and National Depression Screening Day follows on October 11.

Out of the Darkness DC Overnight Walk for Suicide Prevention

Nearly every 14 minutes, someone in the US commits suicide. Every minute, someone in the US attempts to take their life. To support research and raise awareness about suicide, the AFSP will hold their annual premier fundraising event, the Overnight Walk. This year, the campaign will take place on June 1-2, from sunrise to sunset, in the nation’s capital, Washington DC. An estimated 2,000 are expected to walk the 16-18 mi. trail this year.

National Mental Health Month

Mental health is an essential component of overall well-being,  yet, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 1 in 5 adults deals with some kind of diagnosable mental condition.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

from Wikipedia:

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) (also known as Mental Health Awareness Week) was established in 1990 by the U.S. Congress in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to educate and increase awareness about mental illness.