COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO., October 10, 2022 — Today marks the 40th anniversary of World Mental Health Day, but to many American men, help couldn’t seem farther away.
In what has been called the “silent crisis,” men in our country are four times more likely than women to commit suicide, and suicide is the seventh leading cause of death in this demographic. The six million men who struggle with depression every year are hurting, and many don’t know where to turn.
That’s why Promise Keepers is excited to announce “Carried,” a summit and 21-day mental health challenge designed to reach out to men who might otherwise never consider getting help.
It is often difficult for men to ask for help from their Christian brothers. But there’s no shame in it. Everyone needs a hand, especially in the hard times, and Christians are called to carry one another through.
That’s what “Carried” is all about. We’re coming together as brothers in Christ to carry one another’s burdens and provide real, no-nonsense support for mental health issues.
This summit will launch on October 25th at 8:00 PM ET, and men across the country can tune in for free on PromiseKeepers.com or the Promise Keepers YouTube. Registration is free—sign up at promisekeepers.org/carried.
Viewers will hear from Christian counselors Steve Arterburn and Dr. Tim Clinton, Justin Batt of Daddy Saturday, TikTok ministry leaders Shane Winnings and Garrett Nogan, Trail Life, and many more! Attendees will learn how common it is for men to struggle with trauma, depression, and anxiety – and what they can do to get on the road to renewal.
We’ve also invited top mental health experts who will answer some of the most common questions men have about these issues:
- Why do I avoid discussing mental health?
- Why can’t I just solve this myself?
- How do I help a friend or family member struggling with mental health?
- What are the dangers of not addressing mental health stress in my life?
- But this one-hour summit is just the beginning. After watching the presentation alongside thousands of brothers from around the world, these men will be invited to join with those brothers on the PK app for a 21-day challenge.
There, they’ll have access to additional resources for coping with struggles like anxiety and depression. On the app, they’ll also have the opportunity to personally connect with other Promise Keepers who are struggling with similar issues.
World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to reach out to the men in our lives who might be hurting but unwilling to seek help. We believe “Carried” will be the catalyst for change as men from around the country learn how they can carry one another through whatever mental health challenges lie before them.
Sign up now to watch “Carried” when it launches, and start planning your watch party today.
ABOUT PROMISE KEEPERS
Founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is one of the most significant movements of God in the history of the church. In 1997 alone, Promise Keepers packed 22 NFL stadiums and gathered 1 million men for Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men at the National Mall in the District of Columbia. The organization’s mission is to empower men to live out their God-given identity and purpose today and destiny tomorrow by serving their homes, workplaces and communities with integrity and influence.