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  There’s an exciting new trend in mental health. People with lived experience of mental health are driving research and charities. This is great news for mental health. It’s also great for the person, because it improve the sense of self. […]

  In 2017, a collaborative team of depression researchers and people with lived experience released 11 questions to help move depression research forward. How people with depression helped move research forward in Alberta, Canada As I mentioned in my earlier […]

    We need to get more depression researchers and depressed people into a healthy relationship. People with depression help move research forward. It’s not easy for a depressed person to function some days, much less be involved in research. […]

TMS Fighting Depression by Frank P. MacMaster Imagine being consumed by an overwhelming feeling of sadness. Imagine losing interest in activities you used to really enjoy, feeling as if life is not worth living. This is clinical depression. Depression can rob […]

Your Happy Place App Helps Fight Depression An app, called HappyPlace, helps you fight depression with your smartphone. Available on itunes, HappyPlace manipulates a person’s perception of ambiguous facial expressions. If apps can monitor your daily steps taken, take your […]

  Imagine predicting suicide risk with apps and blood test. According to the Washington Post, it is possible. Scientists have developed a system of blood tests and apps that can 90% predict if someone will start thinking about suicide or attempt […]

A new depression questionnaire could soon be coming to your doctor’s office. Fill it out while you wait for your doctor and get referred for follow-up in the same visit. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (July 27, […]

MENTAL ILLNESS BIGGER PROBLEM FOR THE POOR, CDC STUDY SAYS The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report that said mental health problems are more common among the poor than the rich. It was a five […]

  Depression and heart attack go hand in hand. When a person suffers a heart attack, depression and anxiety aren’t far behind. A heart attack is a major life stressor, affecting a person physically, mentally, and emotionally.  It’s normal to […]

A recent article by Huffington Post suggests that people who have depression for a long time may be at increased risk for stroke. “Researchers found that adults ages 50 and older who had symptoms of depression that lasted more than […]