I hereby apologize for my anti-Oprah remarks in past posts. Until last week’s show on depression I didn’t realize all the support she offers (online chat rooms and tons of resources via her media kingdom, which starts at www.oprah.com) to people like me who struggle with mental illness. Because she often speaks positively about “The…

On Wednesday’s show Oprah also interviewed Phil Aronson, husband of Emme Aronson, formerly the world’s leading plus-size super model and Revlon cover girl. I think his story is important to tell too because our society often thinks of depression as a women’s disease when six million American men are diagnosed with depression each year. (And…

On Oprah’s website, I found this interesting article about the difference in symptoms between women and men who suffer from depression: According to psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz, author of “Anatomy of a Secret Life,” major depression and dysthymia affect twice as many women as men. This two-to-one ratio exists regardless of racial and ethnic background…

Oprah lists several resources on her website for people struggling with mood disorders. Two online support groups that she offers are the bipolar support group (click here), and the dealing with depression and on meds support group (click here).

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