There’s help. I’m a survivor of suicide. My stepdad killed himself when I was 15.  Mens Health is Mental Health. Seattle/ King County: The male suicide rate is 2 to 3 times the female rate in each age group, starting as early as 15-24 years old and up to age 64. 
**There are resources available. There are no cost and subsidized counseling services. There is no shame in opening up, seeking help and getting counseling. I have.  #MensHealthMonth | National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255 | Solid advocacy work being carried out by Seattle residents Mariangela Abeo with Faces of Fortitude and Colby Wallace with the “Don’t Give Up” sign movement. 

‘King County provides publicly funded mental health services to low-income people in need. To find out if you qualify for King County Mental Health Services, see who we serve. Even if you do not qualify for our mental health services, you can find out about other low-cost mental health service providers.’

Seattle, WA
Data Summary Information

Local Community Leaders & Influencers
·     Jenny A. Durkan — Mayor
o  jenny.durkan@seattle.gov
o  (206) 684-4000

·     John Weisman, DrPH, MPH – Secretary of Health
o  secretary@doh.wa.gov

·     Kathy Lofy, MD – State Health Officer
o  (360) 236-4246

·     Patty Hayes, RN, MN— Director, Public Health – Seattle & King County

·     Seattle & King County Public Health: Public Information
o  (206) 263-8698

·     Jeffrey Duchin, MD – Health Officer, Public Health – Seattle & King County

·     Seattle City Council:
o  District 1: Lisa Herbold —206-684-8803
o  District 2/ Council President: Bruce A. Harrell – 206-684-8804
o  District 3: Kshama Sawant —206-684-8016
o  District 4: Abel Pacheco—206-684-8808
o  District 5:  Debora Juarez—206-684-8805
o  District 6: Mike O’Brien—206-684-8800
o  District 7: Sally Bagshaw —206-684-8801
o  Position 8: Teresa Mosqueda —206-684-8806
o  Position 9: M. Lorena Gonzalez —206-684-8802

Cancer
·     In 2016, there were a reported 10,319 and in 2017, 10,050 cases of cancer in men in King County, Washington.
Age-adjusted rate: 452.72/per 100,000 (0.452% in 2017) compared to Washington’s 469.89 (0.469.89)
o  Source: Seattle-Puget Sound Cancer Registry (https://www.cancer-rates.info/se/)

Prostate Cancer
·     In 2016, there were a reported 1,162 and in 2017, 1,203 cases of prostate cancer in King County, Washington.
This is an age-adjusted rate of 110.05/per 100,000 (0.110% in 2017) compared to Washington’s 107.54 (0.1075%)
o  Source: Seattle-Puget Sound Cancer Registry (https://www.cancer-rates.info/se/)

Testicular Cancer
·     In 2016, 69 cases, whereas in 2017, 67 cases of testicular cancer in King County, Washington were reported.
Age-adjusted rate: 5.53/per 100,000 (0.005%) compared to Washington’s 6.88 (0.006%)
o  Source: Seattle-Puget Sound Cancer Registry (https://www.cancer-rates.info/se/)

·     Resources:
o  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
: ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S. for adult cancer care by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018–2019.
§ https://www.seattlecca.org/
§ (206) 606-7222

Heart Disease
·     From 2014-2016, King County recorded a 154.6 heart disease death rate/per 100,000 (0.154%) in men.
o  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventions; Heart Disease and Stroke (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Reports.aspx)

Stroke
·     From 2014-2016, King County recorded a 30.4 stroke death rate per 100,000 in men (0.030%).
o  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventions; Heart Disease and Stroke  (https://nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/Reports.aspx)

·     Resources: 
o  Summit Cardiology
: providing quality cardiac care and service to patients on the Northwest Hospital and Medical Center campus and surrounding communities since 1996.
§  (206) 363-1004

Diabetes
·     In 2015, 7.4% of men aged 20+were diagnosed with diabetes in King County, Washington.
o  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Diagnosed Diabetes (https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/diabetes/DiabetesAtlas.html)

·     Resources:
o  Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center
: The Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center at UW Medical Center-Roosevelt offers a complete set of treatment, education and support services to diagnose and treat endocrine conditions and diabetes.
§ (206) 598-4882

*Pre-Diabetes
·     In 2015, 36.1% of the adult population in Washington had prediabetes.
·     Age-adjusted: 7.0/per 100,000 
o  Source: American Diabetes Association 
(http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/statistics/state.html)

*Suicide
·     In 2017, 1,001 men in Washington committed suicide. (Population: 3,703,473)
Age-adjusted death rate: 26.48/per 100,000 (0.0264%)
o  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Fatal Injury Data (https://wisqars-viz.cdc.gov:8006/)

·     Resources: 
o  Forefront Suicide Prevention:
Forefront Suicide Prevention is a center at University of Washington focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change, and restoring hope.
§ (206) 543-1016

*Obesity
·     In 2017, 28.2% of men in Washington were Obese.
Washington’s adult obesity rate is 27.7%
o  Source: The State of Obesity (https://www.stateofobesity.org/states/wa/)
o  Source Citation:  Source: Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The State of Obesity 2018. Washington, D.C.: 2018.

·     Resources:
o  Seattle Children’s Obesity Program:
committed to improving overall physical and emotional health of children and teen.
§ Lara.Sim@seattlechildrens.org
§ www.seattlechildrens.org/about/community-benefit/obesity-program/

*state statistics