Professor of Psychiatry and and founder of men’s mental health project HeadsUpGuys Dr. John Ogrodniczuk (University of British Columbia), and Marek R., CREST.BD peer researcher, discuss mental health problems in men, the reasons why men chose not to get the help they need, and what can be done.
Hosted by Dr. Emma Morton.
Dr. John Ogrodniczuk is a Professor and Director of the Psychotherapy Program in the Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia. In his role as Director, he oversees the operations of North America’s 2nd largest medically based psychotherapy training program. His research has been supported by various provincial and national funding bodies, and has led to more than 250 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.
Marek R. was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (Type 1) with psychotic tendencies 18 years ago. His illness has interfered with both his studies and his work in the past, but he now lives well with BD. Marek is a peer researcher with CREST.BD, and currently serves as co-chair of the lived experience advisory group on the Bipolar Bridges project. He is an engineer by profession and works in the environmental services industry.