Ginger Zee reveals she tried suicide by abusing pills

Depression - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 01:09

GMA meteorologist Ginger Zee reveals she tried to kill herself by abusing pills when she was depressed, survived an abusive boyfriend, and twice jilted her fiancee Ginger Zee abused pills in an attempt at suicide and checked herself into a mental hospital 10 days before she landed her dream job at ABC News The revelations were made in her new book, Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I Am One, which is published by Kingswell Zee, who was born Ginger Zuidgeest, is the chief meteorologist for ABC News.

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Donald Trump and the Success of the Narcissistic Sociopath

Mental Health - Sun, 11/26/2017 - 00:30

While the rest of the country was either recovering from a tryptophan-induced coma and/or raiding department stores at odd hours to score deals in the time-honored American post-Thanksgiving tradition of Black Friday, President Donald Trump was-as usual-tweeting. Trump's tweet sparked mockery, derision, and outcry, along with a clarifying tweet from TIME that suggested no such conversation took place.

Distress Centre helps those Calgarians in crisis

Depression - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 20:52

Suffering from undiagnosed postpartum depression, the mother of two girls, then aged one and four, found her life had spiralled out of control in September 2004. "I was at the end of my rope," Horbachewski recalls.

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Are screens the enemy? A battle over what's best for teens

Depression - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 16:35

A new study has found links between screen time and depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide in adolescents - but it's not time to throw the smartphone out the window just yet, experts say. A new study has found links between screen time and depressive symptoms and thoughts of suicide in adolescents - but it's not time to throw the smartphone out the window just yet, experts say.

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Why Depressed Fathers Are Likely to Have Depressed Teenagers

Depression - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 14:28

Here's an association that was previously unknown; and hadn't even been looked at: Adolescents whose fathers suffer from depression are likely to develop depression themselves. This, according to a long-term study of nearly 14,000 families.

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Daughter's touching tribute to her Dad who has battled through depression goes viral

Depression - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 10:01

A DAUGHTER'S touching tribute to her father who attempted suicide has been shared thousands of times online and has encouraged others to speak out about their own struggles with depression. A DAUGHTER'S touching tribute to her father who attempted suicide has been shared thousands of times online and has encouraged others to speak out about their own struggles with depression.

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School districts experiment with later start times

Depression - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 07:41

As darkness faded just after 7 a.m. Friday, sleepy high school students across Allegheny and Westmoreland counties stood at bus stops or steered vehicles to school. Others already were inside on the way to breakfast or study halls, while others were beginning their first academic classes of the day.

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Powerful talk on depression at West Nowra homeless refuge

Depression - Sat, 11/25/2017 - 03:19

Volunteers Jules McCormack, Bree Shepherd, Victoria Randall, Emilie Hauser, Eloise Andon, Jon Mundy and Matt Goodwin with Joe Williams at the Jim Da Silva Farm on Saturday. Picture: Rebecca Fist Joe Williams and a captive audience as he discussed how to pull through mental health battles at the Jim Da Silva Farm on Saturday.

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To the corner with a cause

Depression - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 23:08

Three more residents holding signs and flags on the northeast corner of the intersection Wednesday. Eric Christensen stands with a flag while another participant in the gathering holds a sign encouraging veterans to talk to someone about depression or other issues.

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Psychiatrist shortage could mean Cape Breton children in crisis sent to IWK: document

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 21:54

An internal document states that mental health services in Cape Breton are at a "tipping point" and proposes that anyone under age 19 in crisis requiring psychiatric help would not be seen in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital's emergency department or admitted locally. If the recommendation outlined in the document is accepted, when the needs of a child or adolescent cannot be met on an outpatient basis, they would have to be cared for at the IWK in Halifax.

Suicide Rate

Depression - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 18:43

Sir: The constantly increasing suicide rate in our society is quite alarming. The rates of teenage suicide are rising exceptionally fast because many of them are suffering from depression, anxiety and other mental disorders.

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Rochester Public Library plans new programming for transgender families

Depression - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 14:28

ROCHESTER, Minn. Rochester Public Library is working to fill a need in the community by offering new programming for transgender families.

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Jim Carrey talks about battling depression

Depression - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 09:58

Washington D.C. [U.S.A], November 24 : Actor-comedian Jim Carrey recently revealed that he was struggling with mental illness and depression back in the nineties when he was at the height of his fame and it took him a long time to conquer it. Opening up about his battle with depression, Carrey said that he is now 'sometimes happy'.

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Telemedicine For Addiction Treatment? Picture Remains Fuzzy

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:22

When President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency, it came with a regulatory change intended to make it easier for people to get care. Doctors are now allowed to prescribe addiction medicine virtually, without ever seeing the patient in person.

Mark Aizlewood denies fraud saying he had 'bigger battles'

Depression - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 05:24

A former football player has denied a role in a A 5m scam, saying his wife's battle with drugs and alcohol meant he had neither the "time or inclination". The ex-Wales defender told Southwark Crown Court that his wife Penelope, who later committed suicide, was suffering from depression during the period.

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10 Psychological Concepts that People Don't Get

Mental Health - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 02:05

Here's an interesting thing about Psychology. For the most part, everyone, regardless of educational background, feels like an expert in the field.

Psychiatrist presents best practices for dealing with hidden depression in children and youth

Depression - Fri, 11/24/2017 - 01:09

"There is kind of a myth that teenagers are so moody that we don't need to do anything about it, but in fact, if your teenager's showing symptoms of depression, you need to take it really seriously," said child and adolescent psychiatrist, Ashley Miller. "Teens, especially, can have pretty big feelings a they are going through a lot of stuff, but when the mood stays persistently irritable or depressed, that means most of the day or at least two weeks in a row, and there's other symptoms, physical symptoms, like sleep changes, appetite changes, changes in thinking, like concentration, and changes in how they see the world and think about themselves, then you really do need to start wondering if there is possibly depression."

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OCD and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Depression - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 23:06

Daylight saving time has ended, and winter is in the air. During these darker months, up to five percent of people in the United States might suffer from seasonal affective disorder .

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Smartphones could be increasing depression, suicide among teen girls

Depression - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 18:40

A spike in the amount of time teenage girls in the United States spend online is a likely culprit behind the surge in rates of depression, suicide and contemplation of suicide, new research suggests. The finding stems from an analysis of fatal injury data collected between 1999 and 2015 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , as well as two large ongoing surveys that have been tracking the thoughts of roughly a half-million American teens since 1991.

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LETTER: Why was Sydney doctor let go?

Mental Health - Thu, 11/23/2017 - 15:13

In the Nov. 16 edition of the Cape Breton Post, I read with concern the article under the headline "Shortage of psychiatrists being felt in Cape Breton." You can image my surprise, therefore, upon learning the following day that one of our most professional, caring and talented psychiatrists, Dr. Zaki Shullaih, has been let go by the Cape Breton Regional Hospital .

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