Although this website is aimed towards Canadian men and boys it applies to any man seeking support and information about depression, from recognising the symptoms to taking action to overcome it.
In Canada, almost 3000 boys and men died by suicide in 2012 (Statistics Canada ) and 840 000 men are affected by depression each year. This website helps men and boys to gain information to prevent depression and take control of their lives before things get out of hand. Friends and family will also benefit from reading this information as they are often the ones noticing when things don't seem right, and they often provide support and encouragement through the recovery process.
The HeadsupGuys website was developed by the Men's Depression and Suicide Network at the University of British Columbia, funded by Movember Canada.
- Jonathan and Jennifer's Depression Story (Youtube video 4.31 minutes)
Jonathan shares his story how he noticed signs of depression, how he got help and successfully recovered. Jennifer talks about understanding and recognising depression.
- Supporter Tip: Jennifer on Signs and Symptoms of Men's Depression (Youtube video 1.05 minutes)
Jennifer talks about how you can notice signs of depression in your partner.
- Supporter Tip: Mark on Providing Support For a Man with Depression (Youtube video 0.47 minutes)
Mark talks about initiating a conversation talking about change in behaviour, being supportive and encouraging help seeking.
University of Bristish Columbia
Men's Health Research