Online program to help men with depression

With men more reluctant than women to seek help for depression or suicidal thoughts, the Black Dog Institute hopes an online program can help with specific coping strategies. Developed for the institute’s My Compass website, which helps people improve their mental health, the Man Central program helps men identify early warning signs of depression, monitors their moods and provides tips on how to cope. Dr Kristine Kafer, a clinical psychologist and consultant with the institute, said men’s depression tends to be hidden and isn’t always picked up by traditional screening tools. The online program was based on research carried out…
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