The Man-Up Against Suicide photo exhibit takes place at the Foster Eastman Gallery (1445 West Georgia Street) from May 29 to June 28.
Led by UBC professor John Oliffe, Man-Up Against Suicide is one of five projects conducted within the Men’s Depression & Suicide Network, funded by Movember Canada. Men’s suicide rates continue to outnumber reported rates of men’s depression worldwide, and in Canada, men’s suicide rates are over three times higher than women.
The exhibit draws attention to the stigma of depression, mental illness, and suicide by placing cameras in the hands of people who have been affected by male suicide. Some of personally experienced suicidal thoughts and other photographers know a man whose death was caused by suicide.
Admission to the Man-Up Against Suicide photo exhibit is free.