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Donna-1

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Is depression necessary?

There’s this joke in elder circles: “You know it’s a good day when you wake up on this side of the grass.”  Maybe there should be a joke among those with depression: “You know it’s a good day when you wake up depressed.”  Because, obviously, you do wake up.  Alive.  Ready to go at it... Read moreChevron
Jerry Kennard

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What to do if They Confide Suicidal Thoughts

It’s not something we routinely deal with. Having a friend or relative confide they have suicidal thoughts may feel like an unwelcome burden is being imposed on you. It’s not so bad. Here’s why, and what to do:   First, it’s important to note that the person sees something in you they feel they can confide in. So... Read moreChevron
posted 04/07/2014, comments (0)|
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Upcoming Tweetchat: Mental Health in honor of Stress Awareness Month

HealthCentral is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a #HealthTipsChat mental health tweet chat on Tuesday, April 8, from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time. The tweet chat will be moderated by premier academic medical center Montefiore via the Twitter handles @MontefioreNYC. Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Simon Rego will also be answering... Read moreChevron
posted 04/03/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

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Depression: When Your Help is Rejected

Rejection of help or support is very common during depression, perhaps more so if the depressed person is male. Subsequently, the person who tries to help can feel snubbed or upset if their attempts at support backfire. If you walk away they feel even more isolated and if you try to help they reject it; what’s a person supposed to do? You... Read moreChevron
posted 03/31/2014, comments (0)|
Donna-1

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and so forth and so on

Last night, I called the National Suicide Prevention hotline.  I hadn't called a suicide hotline since I was 16, as far as I remember.  Of course, there are times I don't remember.  Lots of them.   I saw my psychiatrist Thursday.  Asked him what I was supposed to do about feeling suicidal.  He looked like hell --... Read moreChevron

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