October 14th 2017
For immediate release – Organization publishes children’s story and activity book specifically for single fathers
No Deadbeat Society, a brand with a focus on advocating for men’s mental health awareness recently published a book specifically for single fathers. The book consists of a “bed time” type story and activities for fathers to do with their young children.
“I’ll Never Leave” (the title of the book)’s purpose, says Dieno is to give single fathers an opportunity to discuss some of their emotions with their children without worrying about perception and also hopes that the book will assist them if they are not able to articulate the message clearly themselves. The story’s concept is quite simple he further states. “The overarching message is that just because you don’t see your children every day doesn’t mean that you aren’t thinking about them every day.”
No Deadbeat Society has grown to have over 36,000 men connecting over multiple websites and social media channels where they share information on men’s mental health and parenting. “The brand maintains a positive space and is a place for men to connect and learn”, says Dieno. “Too often men confuse being empathic and compassionate with being weak. In fact I’ve found leaning in to be one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do in your life requiring the most strength”. Dieno says that the brand promotes fatherhood in all situations, and advocates for men in all situations, but he has noticed that a lot of single fathers are struggling. They are dealing with a legal process they can’t afford, the difficulties of reentering the dating scene, parenting on their own when they might not have had a great example growing up themselves, and coping with the struggles of things like divorce. Often children get caught in the middle. Dieno hopes to continue to change the stigmas relating to fatherhood, but also to continue to advocate for men’s mental health. He is also the founder of Vancouver Dads, a local meet up group that brings dads and their kids together giving back to the community.
Proceeds from the book, I’ll Never Leave will be donated to charities that support men and boys across North America. The title is now available on Amazon.com for $9.99 and can also be purchased on www.nodeadbeatsociety.com