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Relief Mental Health Observes Men’s Mental Health Month: Breaking the Stigma and Embracing Solutions

Innovative Treatments Offer Hope for Men Seeking Relief from Mental Health Diagnoses


OAK BROOK, Illinois – June 11, 2024 – Relief Mental Health is recognizing and shedding light on an issue that often goes unnoticed—men’s mental health. This Men’s Mental Health Week (June 10-16) and Month, Relief aims to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and provide tangible solutions for men struggling with mental health diagnoses.

According to recent statistics, six million males are affected by depression each year and more than four times as many men as women die by suicide in the U.S. Men are less likely than women to seek help for mental health concerns, leading to a silent epidemic of untreated conditions. The stigma surrounding mental health in men often prevents them from seeking the support they desperately need.

In response to this pressing issue, Relief is committed to raising awareness and providing innovative solutions for men’s mental health diagnoses. Don Mitckess, LCPC, director of clinical strategy at Relief, emphasizes the importance of this initiative:

“Men’s mental health is a critical but often overlooked aspect of overall well-being. This month, we are encouraging men to prioritize their mental health and seek the support they deserve. By breaking the stigma and offering accessible treatment options, we can make significant strides in improving the lives of men everywhere.”

Innovative treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), SPRAVATO®, and IV ketamine offer promising alternatives for men who have not found success with traditional antidepressants or who seek medication-free options. TMS, in particular, stands out as a non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment that has shown remarkable efficacy in alleviating symptoms of depression, OCD, anxiety and more.

Mitckess further emphasizes the potential of TMS as a game-changer for men’s mental health:

“TMS represents a breakthrough in mental health treatment, offering a safe and effective option for men who have struggled with traditional care. Its non-invasive nature and minimal side effects make it an appealing choice for those seeking an alternative path to recovery.”

In addition to cutting-edge treatments, there are several proactive steps men can take to prioritize their mental health:

  1. Seek Support: Don’t hesitate to reach out to a trusted friend, family member, or mental health professional for support.
  2. Practice Self-Care: Engage in activities that promote relaxation and well-being, such as exercise, meditation, or hobbies.
  3. Open Communication: Break the silence surrounding mental health by engaging in open and honest conversations with loved ones.
  4. Stay Informed: Educate yourself about mental health diagnoses and available treatment options to make informed decisions about your well-being.

This Men’s Mental Health Week and Month, Relief joins the fight to break down barriers, challenge stigma, and prioritize the mental health and well-being of men everywhere.

For more information about Relief Mental Health or to schedule a consultation for any of its services, individuals can call 855.205.4764, email info@reliefmh.com or visit reliefmh.com.

About Relief Mental Health

Relief Mental Health is a leading outpatient provider of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), psychedelics (SPRAVATO® esketamine and IV ketamine), psychiatry,, and talk therapy, for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and other diagnoses. Founded in January 2020 and dedicated to delivering expedited care, Relief has 10 facilities in three states. In Illinois, clinics are located in Chicago (Lakeview and West Loop), Oak Brook, Orland Park, Northbrook, Rockford, and St. Charles. Relief’s other clinics are in Warren and Red Bank, New Jersey, and West Allis, Wisconsin. With a commitment to evidence-based care, Relief Mental Health continually explores innovative treatments to provide the best possible outcomes. For more information, visit www.reliefmh.com.

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