Media Advisory - Breaking the silence of men's mental health - CIHR Café Scientifique in Vancouver

    VANCOUVER, June 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Men's mental health has been described
as a "silent crisis." Why is it that men are less likely to acknowledge mental
health problems and seek help? How can we improve the way we recognize and
treat mental health issues for men? Is it just a "guy thing"?
    In Canada, 4 out of 5 suicides are committed by men. Is being a man bad
for your mental health? Join us in breaking the silence during a lively
discussion with experts in the field of men's health.
    What is a Café Scientifique? Remember when you used to spend untold hours
sitting around a table over a beer or coffee with your friends, solving all
the problems of the world, debating all the "big questions" of the day? Café
Scientifique is, simply put, a larger and slightly more organized version of
those conversations. It's an opportunity to bring together researchers with
members of the public to spark a discussion about some of the most interesting
- and sometimes contentious - research currently underway in Canada.

    What:   CIHR Café Scientifique on men's mental health and illness
    When:   Thursday, June 12 @ 5:00 p.m.
    Where:  Steamworks
            375, Water St.
            Vancouver, BC

    The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is the Government of
Canada's agency for health research. CIHR's mission is to create new
scientific knowledge and to catalyze its translation into improved health,
more effective health services and products, and a strengthened Canadian
health-care system. Composed of 13 Institutes, CIHR provides leadership and
support to more than 11,000 health researchers and trainees across Canada.

    (xx) The expert speakers featured at the Café are: Phillip Banks, Health
Initiative for Men, Dr. Blye Frank, Professor, Division of Medical Education,
Dalhousie University, Dr. John Oliffe, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing,
University of British Columbia. The event is moderated by Dr. Joy Johnson,
Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Gender and Health. They are all
available for interviews.(xx)

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For further information:

For further information: For an interview, please contact: David
Coulombe, CIHR Media Relations, (613) 941-4563,

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