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Did you know that 1 in 10 Canadian men will experience depression at some point in their lives? What about the fact that on average, 8 Canadian men die by suicide each day? It is a major mental health crisis in our country, but increased awareness is a step we can all take to break down the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

From a young age, men in our society are conditioned to resist expressing emotion and to believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Toxic phrases such as “boys don’t cry” and “man up” are all too common, leading to the reluctance many men feel when it comes to seeking mental health resources.

It’s your chance to speak your mind! Submit an entry to our Down with “Man Up” Media Contest in 2022. Submissions can be anything from a painting, to a poem, to a video, to a song, focusing on sending a meaningful message about men’s mental health.

2021 contest rules and details

Winners

Did you know that 1 in 10 Canadian men will experience depression at some point in their lives? What about the fact that on average, 8 Canadian men die by suicide each day? It is a major mental health crisis in our country, but increased awareness is a step we can all take to break down the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

From a young age, men in our society are conditioned to resist expressing emotion and to believe that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Toxic phrases such as “boys don’t cry” and “man up” are all too common, leading to the reluctance many men feel when it comes to seeking mental health resources.

It’s your chance to speak your mind! Submit an entry to our Down with “Man Up” Media Contest in 2022. Submissions can be anything from a painting, to a poem, to a video, to a song, focusing on sending a meaningful message about men’s mental health.

2021 contest rules and details

Prizes

Best Written Piece- Adult (18+)

Best Visual Piece- Adult (18+)

Best Written Piece- Youth

Best Visual Piece- Youth

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2021 Winners!!

Congratulations to the winners of Down with “Man Up” 2021!

  • Tina Wasilik

    Tina is a proud daughter of Taiwanese immigrant parents. She is a teacher, Ph.D. student, researcher, and advocate for mental health. Tina was emotionally and mentally healed by God’s unconditional love, support, and great promises. She prays that God’s healing will prevail in all aspects of his earthly kingdom.

    Click here to watch our interview with Tina