Tonight’s #SPSM chat guests will be Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas and the team behind http://www.mantherapy.org. We are excited to announce a special guest appearance by @DrRichMahogany, a character created by Cactus to bring ManTherapy to life. ManTherapy is a skillful blend of quality media, humor, and strategic messaging to target a population at highest risk for suicide. It turns out that although men suicide at far higher rates than women, much of the mental health messaging used in the past to address may have been unappealing or inappropriate for the very men most at risk of suicide. ManTherapy is an “interactive mental health campaign” tailor-made for these men.
Meet them tonight 10/20/13 , 9pm CST.
The Tweets for this chat will be archived on Storify.
Learn more about ManTherapy here:
Read about them in the New York Times.
ManTherapy involved a rare and effective collaboration between Office of Suicide Prevention at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), The Carson J Spencer Foundation, and Cactus. Tonight’s chat is a chance to talk with Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, meet @DrRichMahogany, and learn from the team that brought him to life.
As a clinical psychologist, mental health advocate, faculty member, and survivor of her brother’s suicide, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas sees the issues of suicide prevention and mental health promotion from many perspectives. Currently, she is the CEO of the Carson J Spencer Foundation, the Survivor Division Director for American Association for Suicidology and the Workplace Task Force Co-Lead for the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Dr. Spencer-Thomas is a professional speaker and trainer, presenting nationally and internationally on the topic of suicide prevention and has published four books on mental health. She lives in Conifer, Colorado with her partner and three sons.