A new campaign is set to raise awareness about mental health and suicide among men, thanks to a public service announcement (PSA) that will be aired during the Super Bowl. The PSA, titled “Fake,” aims to remind people that it’s okay to ask for help and that resources are available.
Behavioral health expert Jeff Dismukes believes that the timing and platform of the Super Bowl will help reach a larger audience and promote discussions about mental health in a unique way. He emphasizes the importance of reaching out for help and praises the positive impact that the ad can bring. By calling or texting 988, individuals can connect with trained professionals who can help them access the right resources in their community.
The Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services produced the PSA as part of its efforts to normalize mental health and address behavioral health issues in Oklahoma, which is setting an example for the rest of the nation. If you want to learn more about the PSA or 988, you can find more information on the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services website.