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Depression Supporters Information

This community is dedicated to spouses, children, relatives, co-workers and others who are actively supporting someone suffering from depression or other serious mental illness. Depression can bring about intense sadness, melancholia or despair that has advanced to the point of being disruptive to an individual's social functioning and/or activities of daily living. This disruption can have a grave impact on the ability of others to work with, live with or interact with the depressed person.

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Ways to take care of your emotional well-being are: Pay attention to what you think and feel. Identifying and understanding the sources of stress in your life is the first step towards coping. Eat well, get enough rest, and be physically active. These wellness strategies can help you feel calm and more resilient. Exercise and regular ... Read More »
Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that those with mental illness live with it for 27 years on average at a cost to the American economy about $79 billion. One of the major reasons mental illness is so disabling is that it can strike a person in the prime of their lives. ... Read More »
Learning to accept and love ourselves in our bodies is an important ongoing struggle and a political statement. It can take time to embrace our own beauty, or even to recognize it. The self-loathing that many of us live with each day eats away at our well-being.

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Julie Hanks, LCSW
Licensed Psychotherapist

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