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Social Stress Can Lead to Teen Depression PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 October 2014

Watch the Teen Depression webinar to learn to help a teenFor adolescents, mental and physical changes coupled with family and social dynamics can be overwhelming. In some cases, teen stress left unaddressed can lead to depression.

Research from Temple University indicates that stressful life events, particularly interpersonal relationship stress, increase the likelihood of depression.

 
Feeling Stressed? Don't Ignore It. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 October 2014

imagesThe majority of Americans experience stress but very few feel that they are receiving the support they need to manage it.

Unfortunately stress is often overlooked or seen as “just a part of life” yet nearly three quarters of those who experience stress describe disruptions in their daily life, such as physical ailments, poor work performance, and difficulties with family and social interactions. What may appear to be day-to-day stress can lead to more serious medical and mental health conditions. Although there are effective strategies for managing it, stress is often tolerated or ignored and problems persist or worsen.

 
National Depression Screening Day PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 October 2014

facebook_profile_pictureToday is National Depression Screening Day, a day to raise awareness of the importantce of recognizing symptoms of depression and getting proper screening and treatment.

We all have hard days, and sometimes it can be difficult to determine if day-to-day stress might be a sign of something more serious.

 
Mental Health Awareness Week PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 October 2014

facebook-miaw-badgeOne in five adults experience mental illness in a given year. Chances are you know someone who is struggling, whether outwardly or in silence, or someone who is working on getting well.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and we encourage you to help raise awareness. We hope to bring to light not only the realities of mental illness, but also the realities of wellness, and an understanding that with proper education and treatment, many people’s symptoms improve.

Here are some things you can do:

 
Help a Friend on World Suicide Prevention Day PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 September 2014

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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Every year, over 800,000 people die from suicide, or approximately one death every 40 seconds. As many as 90% of suicides can be attributed to mental health conditions, which are mostly treatable.

You can help.

 
Waltham Boys and Girls Club Hosts Teen Depression Workshop PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Families for Depression Awareness Teen Depression Workshop at Waltham Boys and Girls Club

The Waltham, MA Boys and Girls Club recently welcomed Families for Depression Awareness to present the Teen Depression workshop for its staff. Workers at the Waltham Boys and Girls Club have been aware that some of the kids experience depression, and they notice self-harm among their members. It's a timely topic, as some of the youth recently participated in a program that focused on suicide among teens.

 
Sales Soaring of Robin Williams Tribute Nail Polish: Buy Yours Today to Support Depression Awareness PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Green Tribute Nail PolishWhen Carolyn Alderson, creator of Liquid Sky Lacquer nail polish, heard that Robin Williams died by suicide, she sprung into action.

Carolyn has dealt with depression in her own life and has lost family members to suicide. She decided to create a special line of nail polishes to honor his life and work.

 
Death of Robin Williams Highlights Continued Need for Depression Education PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 12 August 2014

robin_williams_2011a_2We are saddened by the death of actor Robin Williams. His death by suicide demonstrates that the pain of depression is very real and reminds us that we should be attentive to ourselves and to others. It's important to acknowledge that both bipolar disorder and depression are treatable illnesses and for the vast majority of people treatment is successful. Each of us needs to feel empowered to seek help when we are struggling and to support others in doing the same.

 
Families for Depression Awareness and Care For Your Mind Represented at Nashville Sounds Game PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Event volunteer Valerie Cordero
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) was the "Charity of the Game" at the July 21st Nashville Sounds minor league baseball game. Valerie Cordero, Director of Development for Families for Depression Awareness (FFDA), participated in the event. Cordero and other volunteers distributed 500 bags containing information about mental health resources to basebal fans.
 
A Smartphone App to Monitor Moods PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2014

womanonphonePeople with bipolar disorder may soon be able to use their phones to track their moods, just by using their voices. Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed and are testing a smartphone app called PRIORI that analyzes vocal changes in hopes of recognizing early warning signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder.

 
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