Men and Mental Health: Using data to assist in the proactive care of populations at risk

By Kate BouchardNews

Last week we hosted the second webinar in our accredited, interactive series. The session focused on using HDC Discover to gain a broader perspective on mental health in your practice.

Amidst a global pandemic, the collective mental health of our population has been challenged like never before. The struggles with men’s mental health in particular cannot be denied. On average (pre-pandemic) men represent 80% of suicide and opioid overdose deaths. Despite this, men’s mental health has not been treated as the priority it should be.

Stigmas surrounding masculinity and the mental and emotional wellbeing of men may impact their willingness to discuss these challenges with their doctor. Additionally, men are culturally encouraged to use alcohol as a means to manage psychological suffering with 80% of alcohol dependent individuals being male.

HDC Discover enables you to easily compare your patient population to the provincial or community averages, and identify whether you have higher percentages of men, alcohol abuse, or mental health conditions. Looking at this data, you may then choose to improvement a practice improvement plan, such as increased screening, or providing additional patient resources for therapy and counseling.

We invite you to download a handout with step-by-step instructions for how to use the application to specifically investigate men’s mental health in your practice.

Miss the session and want to learn more?

Watch a recording of the webinar, below.

Remember to join us next month:

We hope you can join us for November’s accredited webinar with a focus on Substance Use. Save the date, and keep a lookout for the official invite and link to register.

Nov 24th at 12:00pm OR Nov 25th at 8:00am