For many people, practicing yoga can provide a major boost against depression, and thus a preventative effect against suicide. And while that’s potentially important for all of us, it should have special resonance for men — whose suicide rate is 3.5 times higher than that of women.
Against that backdrop, and in this Mental Health Awareness Month of May, NAMI Colorado Springs is thrilled to be partnering with Brutal Buddha, a company that develops premium men’s yoga apparel and is on a mission to help active men seeking balance live longer, healthier lives.
The whole month of May, Brutal Buddha Co-Founders Evan Tate and Roe Morris are donating 10 percent of all revenue from apparel sales to our organization.
“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” — Erik Erikson
Brutal Buddha shorts, available online in five colors, are made of a lightweight, breathable, eco-friendly nylon and spandex blend. The micro-mesh “Package Protector” promises all the support an active man needs and has helped the company earn coverage in GQ and Wired magazines.
You can visit the site to find out more for yourself, or for a man whose health is important to you. (Note: Father’s Day is coming up in June ...) You can also join the Brutal Buddha community at getbrutalbuddhagear.com.
Thanks to Evan, Roe and Brutal Buddha for helping to shine a light on men’s mental health!
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