Launched in 1999, and now celebrated in more than 80 countries worldwide and still growing, thousands of men are alive today because of International Men’s Day. This year, IMD was held on November 19. View the 2020 promo on YouTube.
Warwick Marsh from Australia, and global coordinator for International Men’s Day said, “The Theme this year was Better Heath for Men & Boys. Globally men die six years younger than women. In Australia and it is mostly true around the world. Three out of four suicides are men. Ninety-five per cent of people who die at work are men. Men under 65 are four times more likely to die of heart disease than women. Men under 75 are twice as likely to die from preventable causes than women.”
Marsh continued, “We live in the days of a ‘silent men’s health crisis’. What can we do? Prevention is better than cure. People who laugh actually live longer than those who don’t laugh. Good health comes when mind, body and spirit are in total harmony.” A healthy outside starts from the inside, you see, he said.
“Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson said, ‘Regardless of who you are or what you do for a living, depression does not discriminate … you gotta talk about it, you’re not alone. So, talk to your friends… talk to your doctor. So, eat well, Live Well. Remember… To enjoy good health, you must exercise. So, move your body – use it or lose it. As Jim Rohn said, ‘Take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live.’
“Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, founder of International Men’s Day, from Trinidad & Tobago said, `International Men’s Day has the potential to become the global medium to heal our world. The concept and themes of International Men’s Day are designed to give hope to the depressed, faith to the lonely, comfort to the broken-hearted, transcend barriers, eliminate stereotypes and create a more caring humanity.'”
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