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Tomorrow’s not just another Thursday…it’s Men’s Mental Health Awareness Day!

In Canada, an estimated one million men are battling major depression, and have a suicide rate three times higher than women, yet statistics show only 30% of people who use support services are men.

Men face extreme pressures in today’s society, having been raised to be strong and mask emotion, resulting in astronomical rates of mental health struggles across the globe. It’s time to break the stigma.

We encourage you to check in with the men in your life more often and watch for any signs of depression, including:

– Withdrawal
– Increased anger or irritability
– Decreased interest in previously enjoyed activities
– Weight or appetite changes
– Loss of energy or fatigue
– Reckless behaviour

If you’re struggling with the symptoms above or feelings of worthlessness, talk to a healthcare professional today.

https://mentalhealthcommission.ca/event/mens-mental-health-awareness-day-2/2024-06-13

Did you recently restock your medicine cabinet during your spring clean?

While you may have added new bandaids and a fresh tube of antibiotic ointment, did you remember to include a new thermometer? How about a pill crusher or tablet cutter?

You never know what’s around the corner, and having a stocked cabinet is key, so we’re making it more affordable than ever with our high-quality Option+ products. Visit Palermo Pharmacy today to discover your new go-to healthcare basics!

Did you know men die an average of 4.5 years earlier than women from largely preventable causes?

June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s time to shine a light on the men in our lives, helping close the gap in preventable deaths. How can we do this? Encourage the men in your life to take charge of their health by:

✅ Getting screens
✅ Talking about mental health
✅ Increasing daily movement
✅ Maintaining a healthy diet
✅ Schedule regular checkups

How are you empowering the men in your life?

Should you talk to your pharmacist before trying a new natural health product?

YES!

Various products can interfere with one another in negative ways. Working alongside your pharmacist can help ensure you select products that can support your needs without interacting with anything else you take.

Are you curious about adding some natural health products to your daily routine? Talk to your pharmacist at Palermo Pharmacy today to find the right ones for your needs.

Many mental illnesses are widely misunderstood, and Schizophrenia is certainly near the top of that list. Let’s break some myths, shall we?

– Schizophrenia is a medical illness and is NOT the result of trauma.
– It is treatable, and early detection and treatment WORK.
– Men and women are affected equally.
– Schizophrenia does not discriminate – it affects people worldwide, from all cultures, ethnicities, and social classes.

This devastating mental illness affects roughly 1 in 100 people across the globe, and it’s time to shatter the stigma surrounding it.

We challenge you to take some time and educate yourself further on this condition, helping break down the barriers those in your community with this illness may be facing.

https://www.bcss.org/education/about-mental-illness/schizophrenia

We’ve talked a lot about sun safety this month, but there’s one thing we haven’t mentioned yet…

Sunscreen that’s both high-quality and affordable! Option+ sunscreen provides the same great quality you love (and need) at a friendly price point—because protecting your skin should be affordable for all!