March 10th, 2021 ~ Vol. 91 No. 10
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Simply Selles by David Selles
 
David Selles
Pass Herald Reporter
This past Friday, I went for an interview at the Crowsnest Community Support Society to discuss their new Men’s Shed.

There’s an article in this issue that highlights what it all is and the opportunities it will provide for any men interested in the community.

I’m very happy to see something like this coming to the Crowsnest Pass.

I feel it’s very important to have opportunities like this for the people who may need it.

Having a Men’s Shed where guys can gather together and work on different projects or just hang out and talk is massive for helping with mental health, especially in the current world we live in.

There’s this false idea that men need to be these strong people who never let emotions in and it’s caused a lot of men to hide their depression and feelings until it’s too late.
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The government of Canada website shows that men and boys have the highest rates of suicide risk and mental illness like depression is one of the most common reasons for suicide.

It is immensely important for groups like this to exist.

This Men’s Shed in the Crowsnest Pass will give men the opportunity to gather and talk if they need to.

Providing this.

The article also highlights how, right now, a lot of seniors are somewhat forced to stay home to ensure their safety with covid-19.

Being stuck inside with no opportunity of face-to-face conversations is extremely detrimental to someone’s mental health.
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Even for me, a very introverted person, I need some face-to-face interactions to help keep me sane.

Anytime someone suggests an in person interview I’m more than happy to make that work.

Human’s were made to interact with each other and creating the Men’s Shed will give men in our community a chance to have those interactions while doing something they all have common ground with.

I hope more ideas like this come to the Pass and give community members every opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.
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