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.
"Reach out. Fighting depression is much easier with the support of others."
About Tommy Ingberg:
I am a 35 year old photographer and visual artist from Sweden. I work with photography and digital image editing, creating minimalistic and self-reflecting surreal photo montages dealing with human nature, feelings and thoughts.
(the image above was submitted by Tommy to our Redefining Man campaign).
For me it was when I finally admitted to myself that something needed to change before it was too late. It was not easy to work up the courage, but talking about it with my friends and family and the response and support I received was a tremendous relief. I feel that being able to be open about it with myself and with my family and friends was a huge step on the way upwards.
Trying to understand myself
Reach out. Fighting depression is much easier with the support of other people, instead of trying to do it alone. Know that there is always someone to listen and support you, be it friends, family or a professional.
– Tommy Ingberg, visual artist based out of Nyköping/Stockholm, Sweden
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.