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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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Vitamin D has been the target of a wide variety of studies lately looking at everything from how it affects your blood pressure to the length of your life. For several years, vitamin D levels have been linked to depression, but most of these studies were done in older adults who were often in poor health. A new study out this week has looked to ... Read More »
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 »

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