Every year leading up to Father’s Day is Men’s Health Week and it’s a great time to remind men of the importance of their health.
Remember, as the conversation about men’s health begins, it doesn’t end with just physical health related to heart health, screening for colon cancer, prostate exams, nutrition, smoking cessation and exercise. Behavioral health also needs addressing.
One in four men is affected by some type of mental illness in their lifetime. In their 30s and 40s, men are at greater risk for disorders such as major depression, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder.
The integration of behavioral health care and physical health care is well under way in central Arizona. Magellan Health Services is on the cutting edge of integrating behavioral and physical health care and operates six clinics with fully integrated physical and behavioral health care.