Father’s Day on the Hill brings together mental health stakeholders and policy makers to bring awareness to men’s mental health. The event was founded by Member of Parliament Matt Jeneroux in 2018 to talk openly about mental health.
For the past two years, the event has moved virtual. This year, Jeneroux, along with Movember and the Mental Health Commission of Canada, hosted a panel with men who’ve taken up men’s mental health initiatives in their communities.
Jeneroux has also launched the #HiDad campaign to encourage people to check in on their father or other prominent men in their lives to let them know how important they are. A website has been launched to provide more information about men’s mental health.
In 2020’s virtual edition, we were proud to feature Canadian men who are helping us end the stigma.
We know that men’s mental health is vital to all families and communities, yet is not nearly discussed enough. In Canada alone, 75 per cent of people who die by suicide are men, despite suffering depression at about the same rate as women.
Thanks to all of those who participated in the video and a big thank you to the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Movember for making the video possible.