I’m not sure if we’ll be able to make this a regular thing or not, but the editors are constantly on the lookout for worthwhile content to share. This one is definitely in that category.
Mantherapy.org is not entirely new, but it has had a fairly recent epic overhaul. The idea behind Mantherapy.org is to help “manly men” (and women—men might be the target, but the information is just as applicable for females) who may struggle to admit that they need help with mental and emotional health. The driving force is an evaluation consisting of 18 questions, which are entertaining in and of themselves. It takes about 5-10 minutes to fill out. It isn’t entirely foolproof or accurate: if I answered a question that was about a very specific issue, say depression or anxiety, with the most extreme choice, the evaluation still said I was in the “normal” range, depending on the rest of my answers. Additionally, each question only has four possible responses, and even with those it is difficult to find one that really fits your situation (which I think led to my incorrect evaluation).
Still, despite its minor faults, the site does many things amazingly. The star of the site, “Dr. Rich Mahogany,” is a Ron Swanson-esque character in a background video that somewhat interacts with the user. At the end of the evaluation, he tells you your overall score, and even provides some background noise while you’re reading the results. NOTE: This is only true for the desktop version of the site with a decent internet connection. If you are on mobile or a slower desktop connection, the site will re-direct you to the video-less mobile version. Its still great, same basic experience, just without the video commentary.
Once the evaluation is over and Dr. Mahogany has given you a rundown of the results, you are prompted to get more information on the things you need help with, as well as offering links to online treatment options. Those links are probably paid referrals to help keep the servers up and running at the site, but you definitely get the idea that the creators of the site are trying to help and not a thinly-veiled interactive advertisement.
I can’t speak for the effectiveness of the treatments offered, but its at least worth the few minutes it takes to take the evaluation and find out how you’re ranked on the Mantherapy scale.