I would like to send out this invitation to the men of the Cowichan Valley and beyond to take responsibility for their well-being – to be more proactive with their self care.
Why? Because they are important people – they are important to their families and to their friends, and most importantly to themselves.
I would invite men to reach out and ask for help when they are feeling down and isolated.
I would invite them to make an appointment with a local doctor to check their blood pressure and other vitals.
I would invite them to make an appointment with a local counsellor to talk about any life challenges that they are facing.
I would invite them to take a good look at their diet and fitness choices, and to ask themselves if they can make some proactive changes to support their health.
I want to wish men, their families, and the community all the best in 2015!
Grant M. Waldman, executive director West Coast Men’s Support Society