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Mental health is a silent illness, and men disproportionately suffer quietly. However, this does not have to be a personal, isolating struggle. Employers can play a vital role in destigmatizing mental health challenges and opening doors to proper care.

While June's Men's Mental Health Month calls attention to the issue, year-round consideration and action is required. Why? Males are 30% less likely to seek treatment than females and mental illness costs the U.S. $282 billion annually. Reversing the trend and convincing male employees to seek help requires a multi-faceted effort that reduces traditional barriers to care and overcomes stereotypes that encourage "manning up."

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