We are heading into a time of year that often causes old hurts to surface. It is very common for men to choose to isolate and not ask for help.
I am asking them to consider reaching out to local organizations such as churches, mental health centres, etc. for their support.
This is also a time of year where holiday cheer is shared. I invite them to consider the impacts of excessive alcohol and food on their health and well-being.
I also invite them to connect with family and friends and to enjoy the special moments near a warm fire – sharing stories, etc.
Please remember that how you treat yourself is how you treat others. So be gentle and look for the simple, joyful moments. Take care of yourself.
Grant M. Waldman
West Coast Men’s Support Society