Depression

Intensions Study: Mental Health Literacy

Intensions Study: Mental Health Literacy

A new study by Intensions Consulting and the University of British Columbia was recently published in the Journal of Mental Health, under the title, 'Men's depression and suicide literacy: a nationally representative Canadian survey.'

The study, which surveyed 901 English-speaking Canadian adults, confirmed a number of gaps in men's depression literacy, with over a third of Canadian adults (38%) incorrectly believing that having several distinct personalities may be a sign of men’s depression, and almost a quarter of Canadian adults (24%) incorrectly believing that men with depression often speak in a rambling and disjointed way.

Intensions in The Media

Intensions in The Media

Over the past month, Intensions Consulting was proud to have some of their research findings quoted in a range of news and media outlets, including: News 1130, The Georgia Straight, Roundhouse Radio, Vancity Buzz, Medical Xpress, BC Medical Journal, and The Mountain View Gazette. Below are summaries and links to some these articles and discussions.

 

 

Intensions in Community Mental Health Journal

Intensions in Community Mental Health Journal

This month Intensions Consulting and Men's Health Research published an important new article in the Community Mental Health Journal titled, 'Stigma in Male Depression and Suicide: A Canadian Sex Comparison Study'.

Co-authored by seven experts including Dr. John Oliffe, Professor of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, Dr. John Ogrodniczuk, Professor of Psychotherapy at the University of British Columbia, and Nick Black, Managing Partner at Intensions Consulting, the article explored findings from our recent Canadian study on adult beliefs concerning male depression and suicide.

Intensions on Fighting Depression Digitally

Intensions on Fighting Depression Digitally

In June 2015, the Men's Depression & Suicide Network was excited to launch HeadsUpGuys.ca, a website that was developed by a team of clinicians and researchers led by Prof. John Ogrodniczuk from UBC, in collaboration with the digital agency Pound & Grain.

According to Ogrodniczuk,  “we look at the web site as a place where men can kick-start their recovery from depression... it’s designed to equip men with the knowledge needed to prevent, manage, and rebound from depression and suicidal thoughts.”