The month of June is Men’s Health Month. This is a national observance to raise awareness about health care for men. The focus of the month is to encourage men and boys to practice and implement healthy living decisions, getting an annual physical, and promoting a strong focus on men’s and boy’s mental health. On average, men live about five years less than females and have a higher death rate for most of the leading causes of death, such as cancer, diabetes, suicide, and heart disease.

At Manuel & Thompson, men’s health is important to us and we are proud to speak out about Men’s Health Month. To help raise awareness for the cause, our staff participated in “#showusyourblue.” This is a national movement for individuals to wear blue shirts for one day in June. As seen above, we showed our support for men’s health this year by wearing our shirts on Friday, June 19.

In addition to this, Manuel & Thompson donated to the local Salvation Army Homeless Shelter. This included hundreds of toiletries and personal hygiene items, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, chapstick, mouthwash, combs, and much more. According to statistics, men make up 70% of our homeless population. The Salvation Army has made the needs of the homeless a strong priority throughout the years, and Manuel & Thompson is proud to take part in their efforts.

Men make half as many doctor’s visits for prevention and mental health than women do. Making these annual appointments and mental health visits can cut down the statistics mentioned in this post by 70%. Be a part of the change and make sure to schedule your check-up today if you have not already done so.