We have to start recognising male post natal depression

Depression - 14 hours 28 min ago

Male Postnatal Depression is so under represented that there genuinely wasn't an option to use a picture of a man here. You see, I thought that if a woman carried a baby for nine months and then went through the stress and pain of birth, she was the one who was likely to suffer afterwards.

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Suicide survivors gather for International Suicide Loss Day

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:14

Holeman was the keynote speaker as people who have lost a loved one gathered together for the International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. People gathered at 350 locations in 18 different countries, including the one at The University of Central Oklahoma hosted by the Central Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Task Force.

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Survivors Of Suicide Loss Gather In Edmond

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 21:14

Oklahoma ranks in the top ten when it comes to the number of suicides. On Saturday, families worldwide gathered to share their stories during Survivors of Suicide Loss Day.

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'We took anorexia to Australia, and we brought Libby home'

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 18:44

"You'll end up wishing your child has cancer," was the stinging diagnosis given to Tauranga couple Owen and Liz in May this year as they sat in a paediatrician's office. Their 13-year-old daughter Libby had just been diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa and the doctor was forewarning the family about the war that was about to consume them.

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Study of 500,000 Teens Suggests Association Between Excessive Screen Time and Depression

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 14:14

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Depression and suicide rates in teenagers have jumped in the last decade -- doubling between 2007 and 2015 for girls -- and the trend suspiciously coincides with when smartphones became their constant companions. A recent study places their screen time around nine hours per day.

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What Every Parent Needs To Understand About Teens' Mental Health

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 09:32

A new report is painting a bleak picture when it comes to teens' mental health, as well as their access to professional support for those issues. Data published by the nonprofit Mental Health America shows that rates of severe youth depression have increased from 5.9 percent to 8.2 percent over a five-year period.

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'Teen Mom OG's' Catelynn Lowell Heads To Treatment Over Suicidal Thoughts

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 04:51

"Teen Mom OG" star Catelynn Lowell Baltierra has announced on Twitter that she's seeking medical treatment after struggling with suicidal thoughts. The 25-year-old Michigan mom, married to Tyler Baltierra since 2015, was the only teen mother in the original "16 and Pregnant" MTV series to put her baby, Carly, up for adoption.

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Positively Speaking: Are you ready to be thankful?

Depression - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 00:33

Really? Big deal! Unless you are the turkey, it's easy to be thankful on Thanksgiving. We were born and raised in a society that talks about, plans and prepares for, and then celebrates the fourth Thursday in November every year.

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Sex matters in experiments on party drug - in mice

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:57

Mouse experiments with the popular club drug ketamine may be skewed by the sex of the researcher performing them, a study suggests. The findings, presented on 14 November at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC, only deepen the mystery of how ketamine, which has powerful mood-lifting properties, interacts with the brain.

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Screen time increases teen depression, thoughts of suicide, research suggests

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:13

An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Hour after hour spent in front of phones, computer screens and tablets might aid depression and thoughts of suicide in teenagers, new research finds.

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Del Rosario: Depression

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:45

If you are like me and almost everyone else, chances are you have "felt depressed" at certain times in your life. Who wouldn't feel depressed when something tragic, devastating or calamitous happens? Extreme sadness, sudden loss, great uncertainty, impending disaster or feelings of hopelessness cause feelings of depression.

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NATO apologizes to Turkey over reports Erdogan shown as foe

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:14

Erdogan, who al... New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year.

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New Study: Too much screentime can lead to depression

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:19

Reeves is the executive director of Greenville Family Partnership. She said what if the devices we think keep us in touch, are the exact things making us less social and more depressed? A new study says just that.

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Failing our children

Mental Health - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:39

The statistics revealed before the Joint Select Committee on mental health services and facilities provided for children in Parliament on Wednesday, were deeply troubling, but not surprising. During the session it was revealed that approximately five per cent of our country's school population, that is some 12,500 students, face serious mental challenges, including suicidal tendencies.

Brong-Ahafo records 98 cases of attempted suicide - Survey

Depression - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:08

Brong-Ahafo Region has recorded 98 cases of attempted suicide, a field survey conducted by MIHOSO International, a health centered Non-Governmental Organisation, has said. The survey, which was conducted in 11 districts, between 2015 and 2016, also confirmed three cases of suicide involving two females and one male, with 270 people suffering from depression.

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New study shows possible link between electronics and depression in teenagers

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 22:34

A study published just this week in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with electronic devices might have contributed to an uptick in symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts over the last several years among teens, especially young girls. The research team found an increase in suicidal thoughts based on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which showed an increase in suicide deaths among teens from 1,386 in 2010 to 1,769 in 2015.

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Round the Bridges: Walking to make a difference

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:12

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Ketamine, 'Special K,' is a party drug now being used to treat depression, PTSD, and more

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:29

Military veteran Kevin Dunaway served in the Army for 26 years, and today he works as a high school honors chemistry teacher. He's proud of his role as a former soldier, father, and teacher, but admits he struggled with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder .

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Older adults may be at a higher risk of suicide, study says

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:12

Researchers at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work found that untreated depression and physical health issues are to blame for greater suicide among older Americans in a recent study published in The American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "Untreated depression can lead to hopelessness and despondency, or feeling that life is no longer worth living," professor of social work Diana DiNitto said.

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"To Write Love On Her Arms"

Depression - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 08:21

More than 600 students filled the Marillac Auditorium to hear Jamie Tworkowski talk about his foundation "To Write Love On Her Arms" last week. The event, sponsored by The Division of Student Affairs, Student Government, Inc. and Student Veterans Association as part of Veterans Week events at the University, also covered topics such as depression and suicide.

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