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Providing men with the tools to successfully fight depression.

Our Purpose

Depression affects millions of men every year, and is now the leading cause of disability worldwide. Unfortunately, a lot of men buy into myths about depression (e.g., it’s a sign of personal weakness, real men don’t ask for help), preventing them from reaching out to others to build the supports necessary for successfully fighting depression.

Untreated depression is one of the major risk factors for suicide. The suicide rate among men is about 3 times higher than that for women; a sad and preventable consequence of men trying to bear the burden of battling depression alone.

HeadsUpGuys is a unique online resource that was developed to support men in their fight against depression by providing tips, tools, information about professional services, and stories of success.

Since launching in June 2015, HeadsUpGuys has been visited over 1,000,000 times.

Learn more about Our Impact.

Make a Donation

Donations to HeadsUpGuys are accepted securely through our University of British Columbia (UBC) Men’s Depression Donations page.

Canadian residents will receive acknowledgement of your donation and an official tax receipt by email. For Non-Canadian residents wishing to receive tax credit UBC has three international charitable foundations for donors living in the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.

For more information on donating contact


HeadsUpGuys has been supported by a variety of fundraising initiatives, such as:

  • Charlie and Brendan’s Marathon for Men’s Mental Health
  • Miles for Minds: Motorcycling Across the World
  • Greg Bendrien Memorial Hockey Game
  • Vancouver Facial Hair Club, Annual Facial Hair Competition
  • Tall Grass Apparel, T-Shirt Collaboration

If you would like to support HeadsUpGuys through your own fundraising initiative, one option is to set up a fundraising page through our HeadsUpGuys CrowdRise account (works like GoFundMe, but for non-profits/charities).

Let us know how we can best support your efforts, by contacting us at

Looking for Partners

If you or an organization you are associated with are interested in partnering with or sponsoring HeadsUpGuys, please contact us at or call Dr. Ogrodniczuk at 604-822-8034.

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.

Complete optional follow-up surveys at 3- and 6-month intervals, and be entered into draws for $350 and $500 CAD, respectfully.

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