I am starting MENTAL HEALTH MONDAYS. The goal is to shine a spot light on various mental illnesses. If we do not talk about them they will remain in the dark and carry a huge stigma. I am shining my mega flashlight on depression today. Depression is the leading cause of disability in the world; in the United States, close to ten percent of adults struggle with the disease. But because it’s a mental illness, it can be a lot harder to understand than, say, high cholesterol. Helen M. Farrell examines the symptoms and treatments of depression, and gives some tips for how you might help a friend who is suffering.
Until next time…
Change. Discover. Transform.
Carla Carter, Ed.D., LCPC, CMPC, EMDR Certified