New PSA Campaign Encourages Men To Get Help For Mental-Health Problems.

The New York Times (7/9, B5, Newman, Subscription Publication) reports that a suicide-prevention public service announcement (PSA) “campaign based in Colorado aimed at men ages 25 to 64 introduces a fictional therapist, Dr. Rich Mahogany, an affable, mustachioed, middle-aged man,” played by actor John Arp, who uses humor to get men with mental-health issues to get help, either by visiting the ManTherapy website or by seeing a mental healthcare professional. “Partners in the effort are the Colorado Office of Suicide Prevention and the Carson J. Spencer Foundation, a suicide-prevention organization, with financing from the Anschutz Family Foundation.”

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— “A Light Approach to a Grim Issue: Suicide Prevention,”Andrew Newman, The New York Times, July 8, 2012.

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