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Intensions Study in The Mirror

Intensions Study in The Mirror

On April 26, 2018, The Mirror published an article titled, ‘Male Millennials value EMOTIONS over physical strength, study reveals’. Written by Shivali Best, the article was based on the findings from our recent Intensions Consulting and UBC study on The New Values of Millennial Men.

To quote from the article: "The results revealed that the most strongly endorsed value was selflessness, with 91 per cent of the men agreeing that that a man should help other people. Openness also ranked highly, with 88 per cent saying that a man should be open to new ideas, new experiences, and new people. More traditionally ‘male’ values ranked lower on the scale. While 75 per cent of the men said a man should have physical strength, 83 per cent said they should have emotional strength.”

Intensions Study: The New Values of Millennial Men

Intensions Study: The New Values of Millennial Men

A new study from Intensions Consulting and the University of British Columbia has found that contrary to popular stereotypes, young men today are likely to be selfless, socially engaged and health-conscious.

The study, published in the journal Psychology of Men & Masculinity, found that the most strongly endorsed masculine value is selflessness. Ninety-one per cent of the men agreed that a man should help other people, and 80 per cent believed that a man should give back to the community. Openness also ranked highly—88 per cent said a man should be open to new ideas, new experiences, and new people—and so did health, with a majority of participants saying that men should be healthy or in good shape.

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 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.”