International Men's Day is celebrated on the 19th of November each year in 80 countries worldwide.
It is intended to promote men's health and wellbeing.
Check in on the men in your life today as some may be finding it tough to deal with the pressures of life and may feel they are expected to refrain from asking for help.
Today is also about redefining masculinity and making sure the young men of today have male role models to look up too.
Here are some statistics that show why we need to promote men's health and wellbeing:
87% – The percentage of rough sleepers who are men.
73% – The percentage of people who go missing that are male.
76% – The percentage of suicides that are by men.
8.7% – The percentage of men who are alcohol dependent.
26% – The percentage of men who suffer from high cholesterol.
76 – The life expectancy of a man born in the U.S.
22% – The percentage of men who have experienced mental health problems in the last year.
It is also a reminder that we should strive for positive relations across the entire gender spectrum.