Nationally recognized fatherhood advocates will discuss the effects of modern life on the mental health of dads during a Twitter chat scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Eastern time (5 p.m. Pacific).
The conversation, sponsored by the nonprofit Carson J. Spencer Foundation for suicide prevention, will cover how best to reach and support dads experiencing overwhelming life challenges and mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
To join the discussion, log on to Twitter at the time listed above and follow #ElevateTheConvo.
Topics to be discussed include:
- How do benefits of fatherhood help men’s mental health?
- What challenges of fatherhood negatively impact men’s mental health?
- How can fathers promote self-care and peer support?
- What resources can fathers access that support their mental health?
The dads’ mental health Twitter chat panelists are scheduled to be:
- City Dads Group co-founder Matt Schneider
- Josh Levs, investigative journalist and author of All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses — And How We Can Fix It Together.
- Chris Bernholdt, co-organizer of the Philly Dads Group and blogger for DadNCharge
- Doug French, co-founder of the Dad 2.0 Summit.
- Chris Read, blogger for Canadian Dad and an online host for Life of Dad.
The Carson J. Spencer Foundation known for innovation in suicide prevention is known for its award-winning online program “Man Therapy” – a digital tool that uses humor to engage men in their mental health.
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