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How to Talk About Suicide
Suicide is preventable. Saving a life starts with knowing the warning signs and having a conversation. According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (ASFP), mental illness is one of the biggest risk factors for suicide, and over 50% of people who commit suicide suffer from Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).
Greenbrook TMS Care Team Spotlight: A Conversation with Dr. Misty Borst
"The statistics are quite compelling. When you look at the success rates once a patient has tried a certain number of medications, TMS Therapy is statistically a far better option for many depressed patients. In addition, TMS is personalized for each patient and as a treatment modality, it has such low side effects. When it comes to psychiatry, anything that is new and can help our patients, any psychiatrist should be interested in that."
5 Common Misconceptions About Depression
We’ve all heard the common health-related misconceptions or myths-- chocolate causes acne, carrots will improve your night vision, and cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis. Subscribing to these particular myths is relatively harmless, but other health-related misconceptions can have far more serious consequences. This is the case for depression—the myths surrounding it can prevent people from getting the help they need.
Prenatal Depression: Not “Just Pregnant”
Glowing, happy, radiant— pregnancy is “supposed to be” a cherished and special time in a soon-to-be mother’s life. But for those who develop depression during their pregnancy, this prenatal period can be starkly different from the fairytale experience they’d imagined. Unfortunately for some pregnant women, accessing the mental health treatment they need can prove very difficult.
Is It Depression or Just a Bad Week?
Sometimes depression isn’t obvious, and when you see someone every single day it can be hard to notice gradual changes in their behavior and mood. But these small changes can be signs that your spouse or family member is struggling with depression and needs help, even if they don’t want to reach out for it. Here are 8 signs that you should be on the lookout for:
Summertime Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during a specific season. Most people with SAD experience it during the fall and winter; it`s believed that the shorter days and lack of sunlight during these months lead to the changes in circadian rhythm which cause SAD. However, an estimated 10% of those with SAD experience difficulty in the spring and summer.
“Why Don`t you Just Man Up?”: Men`s Mental Health
NBA player Kevin Love`s words from an essay on his struggles with anxiety attacks and mental health resonate with many. From athletes and actors to members of Britain`s Royal Family, men’s mental health is emerging into the global conversation. Professional athletic organizations such as the NFL have also recognized that the mental health of players is just as important as physical health. Despite these efforts, men continue to struggle with their mental health.
Workplace Mental Health: What Employers & Employees Can Do
Living with a mental illness means working with one, too. Although those struggling with their mental health can have great difficulty engaging in many aspects of life (including their careers), others are able to perform well at work despite how they`re feeling. Even so, The American Psychiatric Association estimates that depression costs up to $200 billion a year through diminished productivity, workplaces absences, and associated healthcare expenditures.
Untreated Depression & Anxiety Linked to Future Memory Loss
Recent University of Sussex findings from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) in Britain have pointed to episodes of depression being associated with loss of memory function later in life. The study, which began in 1958 and involves 18,000 participants from birth onto adulthood, found that more than one period of depression or anxiety in an individual’s 20s-40s predicted cognitive impairment in their 50s.
Tidying Up with Depression
Marie Kondo`s hit Netflix show Tidying Up has inspired people around the world to declutter their homes and help makes their lives less stressful. Cleaning out old clothes and knick-knacks does more than free up square footage - it can also be a means of self-care.
Join Greenbrook TMS at This Is My Brave: Baltimore & Houston
Greenbrook TMS is pleased to announce that we`re sponsoring two upcoming This Is My Brave shows in Baltimore, Maryland and Houston, Texas. This Is My Brave is a non-profit organization that gives those suffering from mental illness a platform to share the stories of their struggles and their recoveries. We`re proud to support this organization and the important work that they do in helping to diminish the stigma of mental illness.