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Meet the experts and hear their perspectives about men’s depression.

College Men

Meeting Connor - Connor is a 32-year-old university student who has experienced depression.
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Meeting Tim - Tim is a 27-year-old university student and Veteran who has experienced depression.
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Meeting Dr. Westwood - Dr. Marvin Westwood is a researcher and professor of counseling psychology at University of British Columbia.
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Challenges to getting help for depression - Connor’s challenges to getting help for his depression.
[Related article: Men, depression and masculinities – A review and recommendationsfull article]
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Depression in college men - Tim talks about depression in college men.
[Related article: Masculinities and college men’s depression: Recursive relationshipsabstract]
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Anger and aggression as depressive symptoms - Dr. Marvin Westwood’s advice to health care providers about college men’s depressive symptoms.
[Related article: Faux masculinities among college men who experience depressionabstract]
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Managing my depression – Tim - Tim explains how he manages his depression.
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Middle-Aged Men

Meeting Jonathan - Jonathan is a 42-year-old man who has had depression for 13 years.
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Meeting Jennifer - Jennifer is the wife and daughter-in-law to men who experience depression.
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Meeting Jennifer and Jonathan - Jonathan and Jennifer talk about how depression influences them as a couple.
[Related article: “He’s more typically female because he’s not afraid to cry”: Connecting heterosexual gender relations and men’s depressionabstract]
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Meeting Dr. Elgie - Dr. Damon Elgie is a counselling psychologist who regularly treats men who experience depression and suicidal thoughts.
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Meeting Dr. Wide - Dr. Jennifer Wide is a psychiatrist and researcher who regularly sees men who experience depression.
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Getting help for depression and suicidal thoughts - Jonathan talks about getting help for depression and suicidal thoughts.
[Related article: You feel like you can’t live anymore – abstract]
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Men’s depression pathways - Dr. Damon Elgie talks about men’s depression pathways.
[Related article: You feel like you can’t live anymoreabstract]
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Genuine connection - Dr. Jennifer Wide emphasizes the need for genuine patient-doctor connection.
[Related article: Men’s discourses of help-seeking in the context of depressionabstract]
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Living with a man who has depression - Jennifer shares her perspectives about having a partner who experiences depression.
[Related article: Surviving men’s depression: Women partners’ perspectivesabstract]
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How I managed my depression – Jonathan
Jonathan shares his strategies for managing depression.
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Men’s depression and help-seeking - Dr. Wide
Dr. Jennifer Wide talks about her research with men who experienced depression.

[Related article: Effect of gender socialization on the presentation of depression among menabstract]
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Older Men

Meeting Adriaan - Adriaan is a retired, 66-year-old man who has experienced depression throughout his life.
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Meeting John - John is a retired, 69-year-old man who has experienced depression throughout his life.
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Meeting Dr. Kuhl - Dr. David Kuhl is a family physician who specializes in men’s mental health issues, including anxiety and depression.
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Retirement and older men’s depression - Adriaan talks about how retirement contributed to his depression.
[Related article: Masculinities, work, and retirement among older men – TBA]
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Older men, depression and suicidal thoughts - John talks about the challenges he experiences as a results of suicidal thoughts.
[Related article: Suicide from the perspectives of older men who experience depressionabstract]
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Work, retirement and old men's depression - Dr. David Kuhl talks about work, retirement and older men’s depression.
[Related article: Masculinities, work and retirement among older men who experience depression – TBA]
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Work as a remedy for depression - John talks about work and depression.
[Related article: Masculinities, work and retirement among older men who experience depression – TBA]
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How I managed my depression – John - John talks about managing his depression.
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How I managed my depression – Adriaan - Adriaan shares his strategies for managing depression.
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