Man Therapy: 20-Point Head Inspection
The Man Therapy project is the result of a unique public/private/nonprofit partnership established in 2007 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, a Colorado-based suicide prevention nonprofit organization. Since its launch on July 9, 2012, the project has drawn national attention and international awards for its creative use of media in health literacy.
The purpose of Man Therapy is to provide men, and their loved ones, a place to learn more about men’s mental health, to examine their own wellness and to consider a wide array of actions designed to put them on the path to treatment and recovery. The message is that all men should be aware of their mental health, treat it like they would a broken leg, and strive to get better.
Included in the website is a video library of testimonials of men's journeys of healing. Paul's story is presented below.
Many thanks to Carson J Spencer Foundation, creator of the Man Therapy project and its illustrious spokesperson, Dr. Rich Mahogany.