About the Campaign

According to the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), depression puts men at high risk for suicide. In fact, four times more men die by suicide than women.

But there’s good news – NIMH also says that with the right treatment depression improves about 80% of the time.


“We actually went through
several medications before
we found one that was
both effective and didn’t
have side effects I couldn’t

– John Head


Funding for the research, development and evaluation of the Men Get Depression outreach materials was provided by National Institute of Mental Health grant number R 44MH063511-02A2.

Additional funding for the Symposium, Broadcast and Outreach
was provided by:

Wellpoint Foundation

Charles E. Kubly Foundation

Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved at
Morehouse School of Medicine

Carson J. Spencer Foundation

Center for the Advancement of Health is the project fiscal sponsor.