Throughout October 2016, we will be fundraising to Keep HeadsUpGuys Going and sharing stories of recovery and practical tips from men who have fought and overcome depression.
"I wasn’t diagnosed with depression until I was 28. In hindsight, it’s been with me since at least as early as 16."
I am a 40 year old software developer and skydiving instructor. I’m married with two kids. I’ve been living with depression my entire adult life.
I wasn’t diagnosed with depression until I was 28. In hindsight, it’s been with me since at least as early as 16. It was after my girlfriend was in a car crash that my symptoms became bad enough that I decided to seek help.
Living with a mood disorder, or mental illness of any type, can feel isolating, emasculating and overwhelming. Unfortunately, the stigmas and misunderstandings that come along with mental health issues are deep in all of us. We all need to move beyond the current attitudes toward mental illness. By admitting that things aren’t ok and seeking help, you’re showing us your strength and clearing the path for others that need help.
Keep fighting, this is one you can win.
– Scott, software developer and skydiving instructor based out of BC, Canada. Hear more from Scott in his story video.
We need your input! Help us better understand men's attitudes and experiences related to mental health concerns.
Eligible participants (men 18+) can enter a draw to win $250 CAD after completing the survey.
Participants can also sign-up for two follow-up surveys at three- and six-month intervals, after which you’ll be entered into draws to win $350 and $500 CAD respectively.