In Canada, men are much more likely to go undiagnosed with depression, and they have a higher rate of completed suicides than their female counterparts. Due to these statistics, the Men’s Depression and Suicide Network, a "Canada-wide initiative to develop resources, services, and programs to improve the mental health and well-being of men", was born.
As part of the initiative, which is based out of The University of British Columbia (UBC), an online resource called HeadsUpGuys was developed, which works to educate men about the symptoms, risk factors and triggers of depression and suicide. The website also includes a "self-check" screening tool, tips and information regarding stress management, personal stories and experiences from men who have faced depression, and plenty of resources and links to seek additional support and treatment.
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