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A reporter from The Guardian, a UK-based news outlet, recently participated in the debate over male postnatal depression (PND) diagnoses.  The reporter, Ally Fogg, was responding to two recent articles--first,  Robert Lefever’s report in The Daily Mail, and second a piece by Barbara Ellen of The Observer in which Ellen calls the dads who claim to have postnatal depression “exhausting narcissists.”

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"This past weekend, I was invited by Families for Depression Awareness to attend their fundraiser to fuel awareness about depression and other mood disorders. FFDA works relentlessly to educate people about depression: what it is, how it is treated and how to support those around you suffering from this illness.

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Watch Boston Celtics Center Greg Stiemsma's video NOW!!!

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"Unless you are in the Witness Protection Program, keeping family secrets is never a good idea."

Read Michael Rafferty's April 23rd blog about Strides Against Stigma

Stanley discusses why he's involved in Strides Against Stigma in this short video.

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Congratulations to Whitney from UMass Boston!  Whitney registered early for Strides Against Stigma and was entered to win a FitBit Ultra wireless tracker.  Her name was chosen out of the group of early registrants, so she was awarded our prize!

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Stephanie Gallman, a CNN assignment editor, recently wrote an opinion piece describing her inner struggle to accept her depression diagnosis. When she received her diagnosis in August, she recalled being shocked and in a state of denial.

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Justin and Joanna O'Brien make up one of our top Strides Against Stigma fundraising teams.  Here, we ask them to share the secret to their success.

antidepressantsA recent TIME article discusses a study in which researches, led by assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA Aimee Hunter, found that a person’s pervious experience taking antidepressants can influence future responses to medications and placebo treatments.

 

umass-fails-student-with-depressionAccording to a 2009 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment survey, nearly 30 percent of college students reported symptoms of depression. With suicide ranked the third leading cause of death in teens and young adults ages 15-24, colleges should be doing everything they can to ensure their students’ mental health.


 

Donate Now to Families for Depression Awareness

 


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