DEPRESSION RESOURCES

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These are Depression Resources.
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Anxiety Related || Crisis Intervention || Dissociative Disorders
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Substance Abuse (Int'l) || Traumatic Stress Disorders || Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
Health Care Resources || General Mental Health Resources


ARTICLES/INFORMATION/RESEARCH
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Brief Scale Linked to Antidepressant Overprescribing
"These findings were largely due to use of the 9–item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9).
"We were a little surprised at the strength of the associations," lead author Anthony Jerant, MD, professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, Davis, told Medscape Medical News."
Medscape Medical News, September 10, 2014.

Ketamine May Curb Suicidal Thoughts
"Ketamine, an injectable anesthetic that has been shown to exert a rapid but short–lived antidepressant effect, may reduce suicidal ideation independently of a reduction in depressive symptoms, new research suggests."
Medscape Psychiatry News, August 27, 2014.

Indian Health Service Suicide Prevention Program
"The AI/AN National Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan was developed by the National Tribal Advisory Committee in collaboration with the IHS Division of Behavioral Health to provide strategic initiatives to address suicide in Indian Country. A central tenet of both Suicide Prevention Strategic Plan and the Behavioral Health Strategic Plan (also developed by the NTAC and IHS) is to honor and respect traditional practices in the implementation of these initiatives."
Indian Health Service, 2014.

My Depression Looks Nothing Like a Zoloft Ad
"The feeling of utter hopelessness is the hardest, scariest part. My life is more or less the same as it was six months ago, but six months ago I felt good about my life, and I looked forward to things, and I felt excited about whatever was ahead of me. When the depression hit full–blast, it knocked out virtually every positive feeling I had about myself, my life, and my future. And because I'm someone who fights hard in the name of optimism and positivity and gratitude, that scared the hell out of me."
Hello Giggles, June 14, 2014.

Bright Light Treats Depression During Pregnancy Without Drugs
MedscapeWire, April 25, 2002

Children and Depression
Fact sheet from Wing of Madness.

Depression Resource Center
Medical news, educational info, articles, research, info on medication and drug interactions, newsletter, message boards.

Early Abuse, Later Depression
HealthScoutNews, November 7, 2001

Mailed Prozac Samples Cause Stir
The Associated Press, July 4, 2002

Mayo Clinic Depression Information
Depression: types, causes, treatments, sections on alternative medicine and herbal therapies, anti–depressant medications and psychotherapy.

National Institute of Mental Health Depression Information
Depression: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, where to get help.

Older Adults and Depression
Information from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Phenylethylamine Levels May Explain Link Between Exercise and Mood
Reuters Health, October 1, 2001

Postpartum Depression
Medscape Women's Health 7(1), 2002

Roots of Juvenile-Onset and Adult-Onset Depression May Differ
Reuters Health, April 10, 2002

Women and Selective Serotonin Receptor Inhibitor Antidepressants in the Real World
Medscape Women's Health eJournal 6(3), 2001

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ORGANIZATIONS/AGENCIES
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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C.20016-3007
Phone: 202-966-7300
Fax: 202-966-2891
www.aacap.org/Default.aspx

American Association of Suicidology
4201 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 408
Washington, DC 20008
Phone: (202) 237-2280
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
www.suicidology.org

American Counseling Association
5999 Stevenson Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304
ACA Fax Number: (703) 823-0252
ACA Toll-Free Numbers:
ACA: (800) 347-6647
FAX: (800) 473-2329
www.counseling.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
120 Wall Street, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: (212) 363-3500
Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP
www.afsp.org

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
305 7th Avenue, 16th Fl.
New York, NY 10001
Phone (212) 647-1890 ยท Fax: (212) 647-1865
www.abct.org/home/

Child and Adolescent Services Research Program
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd.
Bethesda, MD 20892
www.nimh.nih.gov/about/organization/dsir/services-research-and-epidemiology-branch/child-and-adolescent-services-research-program.shtml
"The mission of the Consortium on Child and Adolescent Research (C–CAR) is to stimulate research on mental health and mental illness to benefit youngsters with emotional, developmental, and brain disorders."

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610-7204
Toll-free: 1-800-826-3632
www.dbsalliance.org

Families for Depression Awareness
300 Fifth Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Phone: (781) 890-0220
www.familyaware.org
Families for Depression Awareness is a non-profit group dedicated to raising awareness of depression.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
1101 King Street, Suite 420
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 684-7710
www.ffcmh.org
FFCMH is a national parent-run non-profit organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families, with over 120 chapters in the U.S. and Ontario, Canada.

National Suicide Hotlines
Toll-free: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Toll-free: 1-888-248-2587

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
7317 Cahill Road, Suite 207
Minneapolis, MN 55439-2080
Phone: (952) 946-7998
www.save.org
Group dedicated to suicide prevention and education regarding depression.

Wing of Madness
www.wingofmadness.com
Depression information, news, and support.

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