More Than a Moustache


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The Movember Foundation is a multinational charity that aims to raise awareness of and money for men’s health. They address some of the biggest health issues faced by men: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. And it's definitely not just about moustaches!

In this episode, one of Movember’s Senior VPs, Mark Hedstrom, sits down with Dan to talk specifically about mental health among fathers (since it is #FathersMonth after all…)

As a society, we’ve raised the bar for what it means to be a great dad in the last couple of decades. Men are enjoying a lot more freedom to be fully, physically and emotionally involved in all of the ups and downs of parenting. But, as the Movember Foundation points out on their Facebook page, part of being a great dad is taking care of yourself, so you’ll be around to see your kids through all their major milestones.

Unfortunately, this also means that a lot of Dads are also feeling pressure do things perfectly. It’s not enough to be a good Dad; you have to be a GREAT one. The day-to-day stresses of trying to be Super Dad (and Super Husband, and Super Son, and Super Employee) can definitely take a toll on a man’s mental health. And, it can cause him to de-prioritize his own physical health in favor of devoting more time to the family. And remember, as we say on MRP all of the time: you can't do it perfectly, but you can always do it consciously.

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