Depression in Men


120 minutes including a Q&A

• A certificate of completion
• The on-demand recording to watch at your convenience
• A handout in PDF format for viewing or self-printing

See below for the outline, speaker biography, and more.


• Suicide among men as a silent crisis and significant public health issue
• Depression, left untreated or poorly treated, as a key risk factor for suicide
• Help-seeking is a fundamental issue that impacts men’s health service engagement
• HeadsUpGuys, an online eHealth resource, developed as a different way to engage men with their health and health services

Depression in men is a serious medical condition, which is frequently under-diagnosed. While it is often reported that men have lower rates of depression, this does not necessarily signify better mental health. There are known differences both in how depression is expressed and how it is dealt with in men. In addition, in while women are more likely to experience suicidal thinking, men are far more likely to die by suicide and the numbers are steadily increasing. Join us for this important webinar to explore factors in depression and suicide in men and the most important prevention and treatment strategies.

Who Should Attend?:
• Physicians, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Psychotherapists
• Social Workers & Allied Professional Staff in Mental Health Settings
• Primary Care Physicians & Nurses; Staff in Community Clinic Settings
• Intake & Frontline Staff; Mental Health Managers and Educators
• Nurses Staff in Correctional & Forensic Settings
• Men’s Health Practitioners; Community Clinic Staff,
• Addictions Counsellors, Intimate Partner Violence Counsellors
• Sexual Health Counsellors; Occupational Health Nurses

 Dr. John Ogrodniczuk, PhD

Dr. John Ogrodniczuk is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the UBC Psychotherapy Program, one of the largest medically-based psychotherapy training programs in North America. His research program focuses on a variety of psychotherapies and patient populations, with a particular focus on personality disorders and men’s mental health. He is Past-President of the North American chapter of the International Society for Psychotherapy Research, and Founder of HeadsUpGuys, a leading global resource for supporting men with depression. Dr. Ogrodniczuk also maintains a private psychotherapy practice.