Erasing the Stigma — Dr. John Ogrodniczuk

Depression in men manifests differently than it does in women. Dr. John Ogrodniczuk, professor at the University of British Columbia, talks with Mark Yacano about men’s mental health, depression and treatment options. Dr. Ogrodniczuk shares impactful stories and starling realities of depression focusing on HeadsUpGuys.org, an online resource providing tips, tools, information about professional services and stories of success for men fighting depression.


Dr. John Ogrodniczuk is a professor and the director of the University of British Columbia’s Psychotherapy program, North America’s second largest medically based psychotherapy training program. His research has been supported by various provincial and national funding bodies and has led to more than 150 scientific publications.

In addition to his research, he is involved with teaching medical students and psychiatry residents, serves in various capacities with a number of scientific and clinical journals, and consults with mental health clinics about service provision and evaluation.

Dr. Ogrodniczuk is available for consultation to help men develop strategies for healthy living and recovery through his life consulting practice, Optimum Consulting.

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