Men's Mental Health Awareness Month

Published on by Chelsea

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Mental health today has a larger focus than ever. We now live in a society that strives to prioritize mental health.

However, it’s common for men to not bring up their mental health, which seriously needs to change. The gap in who is affected seriously by mental illness is narrow between men & women. According to the CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association) Toronto, “ fathers are also vulnerable to postpartum depression.

In Canada, young and middle-aged men are being hospitalized for schizophrenia in increasing numbers.” Mental health should have never been demonized or treated as a taboo subject, we were too slow to realize that in history. So how do we get over this today? Well, be real with yourself for one. Putting something like your mental health in jeopardy is never a good idea, if you think you have an issue warranted to talk to a doctor, then do it with no questions asked to yourself. Keeping a healthy mind is just as important as keeping a healthy lifestyle, they go hand in hand to protect your mental health.

How has this revelation into men's mental health changed Canada's response? New resources like the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation include a large array of online services for people to try out. It can range from apps for mindfulness, counseling, helpful tips, to apps designed for men to bond with one another over activities like Canadian Men’s Shed Association.

CMSA provides you with opportunities to learn woodworking or other skills from music to cooking to trade skills. They aim to get men to bond and not be alone if they can’t help it. Mental illness can make you feel alone, and it’s very important for you to understand that you’re never alone.

A large part of mental illness is the isolated feelings you get, being around people can be more helpful than you think. For the month of June, Canada is committed to Men's mental health. If you’ve been feeling like now might be a good time to check out your resources for getting better, don’t hesitate to reach out wherever you can.

The world of microdosing can be a transformative experience for people suffering from mental illness, take this testimonial of our product for example:

"Hi All, I wanted to reach out to express my sincere gratitude for all that you do. Your liquid psilocybin drops have been a life-changing addition to my mental health and wellbeing regimen. I was introduced to the company by my friend from University, Maia Vezina.I have not felt genuine happiness in perhaps my entire life, as someone with CPTSD and long-term childhood trauma. In addition to my own hard work in healing, micro-dosing has relieved many somatic issues such as cortisol-induced GI difficulties, and tinnitus.I have been more conscious, grounded, and have relished in finding the joy in little things, more than I ever have in my life. I have a degree in Psychology and have always enjoyed reading literature in psychopharmacology, and truly advocate for all that you do. Now I can personally vouch for this natural way of finding inner strength. THANK YOU!"
~ Dakota

Dakota uses microdosed mushrooms to improve their mood throughout the week, overall they’ve felt clarity in life they couldn’t before with the power of microdose psilocybin.

Reading things like this from customers makes us at Blum + Labs very happy, this is our goal for providing excellent products to benefit your mental well-being.

We’ve listed some tips for you to improve your microdose experience below:

How to use our products to boost your well-being

  1. Time and place are very important. Microdosing will have a better effect if you're in a comfortable space like your home, or with a friend, partner, etc.
  2. Microdosing and consuming other stimulants (prescription or nonprescription drugs, alcohol, etc) isn’t to your best benefit. Mushrooms are a stimulant as well,so mixing isn’t going to improve your experience. It’s never a good idea to mix stimulants in general.
  3. Stick to a schedule. We can’t stress this enough, being regular and sticking to it with microdosing will give you more prolonged benefits. You can start at whatever pace you want but being regular can be a huge benefit.
  4. Do your research. Finding the right resources on mushrooms, microdosing, and exactly what you need is just as important before you start. Similar to mentalhealth, you should do the research to find what can benefit you and in what way the best.
  5. If you don’t want to do it solo, ask a friend to join you. If you enjoy stimulants socially more than solo then ask a friend to try them with you. It can be a greatway to bond, remember it’s not about getting high and hallucinating, it’s about small amounts to boost your mood and let you feel the good more often.

We hope these tips help you in considering your options to cope with mental illness. It’s never an easy road to walk on to find your answer, but microdosing mushrooms are becoming a fantastic option for people like Dakota, and maybe you!‍