Over 2,500,000 visits, 300,000 Self Checks completed, and 20 million people reached
“When my depression was at its worst, I could not imagine that there were other guys like me. This is a great resource for guys to let them know that they are not alone in this.” – Man, 20, US
Since launching during Men’s Health Week of June 2015, HeadsUpGuys has received a tremendous response. Millions of men, from all over the world have embraced our message of hope and strength in the fight against depression.
Our goal is to become the first resource men look to when facing depression, and the first resource friends and family members look to when concerned about a man they care about.
Talking about depression isn’t easy, but neither is fighting it alone.
WebsiteOver 2,500,000 visits
VisitorsOver 300,000 Self Checks completed
ImpactOver 20,000,000 people reached
ImpactOver 1,000,000 engagements
Media CoverageOver 100 media stories
Media CoverageHuffington Post (US, UK, and Canada), MSN News, CBC The National, BuzzFeed, The Telegraph, Movember Radio, and The Vancouver Sun.
ReferralsRecognized as a valuable resource by over 70 health and related sites
Trusted Resource for Movember (Canada and US), Canadian Mental Health Association, and The Anxiety and Depression Association of America
“I read your article on managing suicidal thoughts. Thank you, I’m pretty sure it saved my life.”
"HeadsUpGuys gave me more tools to work on depression.”
Male, 29, US
"HeadsUpGuys has made me realize that I'm not the only one struggling with mental health issues."
Male, 38, Canada
"HeadsUpGuys has made me realize I need to talk and reach out."
Male, 21, UK
"My Self Check score indicated that maybe it's time to stop lying to myself and pretending I'm ok... I'm going to reach out.”
Male, 31, Australia
See more testimonials we’ve gathered from men, as well as friends and family members who have been helped by HeadsUpGuys.
“I always go to HeadsUpGuys when I’m having a particularly rough day.”
HeadsUpGuys focuses on sharing personal experiences and stories in order to inspire men to reach out, build supports, and fight depression. Our honest and straight-up approach to talking about depression has resonated with men and their supporters around the world.
Our campaigns have been recognized and shared by many of our peers including: Bell Let’s Talk, To Write Love on Her Arms, Bring Change 2 Mind, The Canadian Mental Health Association, The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, The Jed Foundation, The International Association for Suicide Prevention, and over a hundred other health and related sites.
Oct 2021: Sharing 10 new stories of recovery and practical tips from men who have overcome the worst of their depression.
June 2021: Why go to therapy? How to make the most of therapy? How to know if therapy is working? And 18 male athletes and celebrities who’ve talked about the value of therapy.
Feb 2021: Practical tips and actionable steps to navigate and improve your mental health for different relationships and transitions in your life.
Oct 2020: Sharing resources and tips to help us understand loneliness and how we can forge connections to fight it.
June 2020: Fine art and concept photography campaign and proclamation of Men’s Mental Health Day.
Feb 2020: Highlighting 20 quotes from male athletes who’ve fought depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Feb 2020: He jumped off a nine-storey bridge and lived, now he’s working to end ‘man up’ mentality
Oct 2019: Video campaign raising awareness of depression in men.
June 2019: Fine art and concept photography campaign and proclamation of Men’s Mental Health Day.
Feb 2019: Highlighting 20 quotes from male celebrities who’ve fought depression.
Oct 2018: Featuring five stories of recovery and practical tips from real men.
Sept 2018: Josh shares his story and why we need to talk about depression and suicide (especially in men).
June 2018: Fine art and concept photography campaign and proclamation of Men’s Mental Health Day.
Oct 2017: Highlighting 22 quotes from male athletes who’ve fought depression.
June 2017: Fine art and concept photography campaign and proclamation of Men’s Mental Health Day.
Oct 2016: Featured 22 stories of recovery and practical tips from real men.
June 2016: Concept photography, public art exhibit, and proclamation of Men’s Mental Health Day.
Oct 2015: Concept photography campaign consisting of 12 images by fine art and concept photographers.
June 2015: Website resource and seven recovery story videos released during Men’s Health Week.