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Welcome to the Why Urology podcast with Dr. Todd Brandt.

This podcast is my personal attempt to teach you about your genito-urinary tract, what can go wrong, and how your urologist may just become your superhero.

The name of the podcast comes from my ongoing need to answer the question that I get so often from patients, friends, and family, “Why Urology? Why did you choose to become a urologist?”

Nov 9, 2018

It is November. And this month each year the Movember Foundation encourages us to grow facial hair, specifically a mustache, to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues­­–prostate cancer, testicle cancer, and men’s health issues of depression and suicide prevention.

Three quarters of suicides are men. Poor mental health leads to half a million men taking their own life every year. That’s one every minute.

If you or someone you know needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you think someone is in immediate danger, do not leave him or her alone—stay there and call 911.

links:

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2005/10/lincolns-great-depression/304247/

www.movember.com

www.mentalhealth.gov

http://www.urologytimes.com/mens-health/depression-and-suicide-men-identifying-risk

http://www.urologytimes.com/article/urologic-cancer-patients-have-5-fold-increase-suicide-risk