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Shatter the Silence: Dealing with Depression

It’s not just sadness, and it’s more than feeling bummed out. Depression is a serious health problem for millions of Americans. On average, approximately 16 million new cases of depression are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Less than two-thirds of people diagnosed however, ever receive care. It’s a common but serious medical condition that […]

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention Educational Material 

Original source: http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Safe%20Schools/Pages/Act-71.aspx#1526 On June 26, 2014, Act 71 was signed into law in Pennsylvania. This law, which added section 1526 of the School Code, 24 PS § 15-1526, specifically requires school entities to: (1) adopt a youth suicide awareness and prevention policy; and (2) provide ongoing professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention for […]

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Screening out men’s major health threats

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=32a654d8-1370-4d02-91c6-92c71af34e1f#.Wx_iRVyplBw Screening tests can catch serious diseases in very early stages, before they do major damage to your health. You may think of the doctor’s office as someplace you go when you’re sick. But it’s important to have an occasional visit when you’re well too. All men should have a few routine screening tests. […]

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Over 1 in 20 kids has a diagnosis of anxiety or depression, study shows

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=255191b2-349c-49bb-a82d-2145db1a5979#.Wx_GgVyplBw A bad day here or there is normal for kids. But what if those bad days turn out to be symptoms of anxiety or depression? A new study estimates that 2.6 million children ages 6 to 17 in 2011–12, the latest year for which data are available, had a current diagnosis of anxiety […]

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Depression may look different in men

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=2230e9d7-3bbb-46e2-8687-7c29518244f6#.Wx_DBlyplBw Untreated depression can destroy a man’s life. Too often, gender gets in the way of prompt treatment. Depression affects millions of Americans, each of them in a different way. Though anyone with depression may have trouble recognizing the disease or asking for help, these steps can be especially difficult for men. Compared with […]

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Depression and seniors

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=01daac35-d57b-4f95-a57f-a10a9655f793#.Wx_BaVyplBw Although depression is common among older adults, it isn’t a normal part of aging. Treatment helps most people reclaim a better quality of life. Here’s a message for seniors who are feeling blue: Depression is not a normal part of growing older, and it’s not something to keep quiet about or deal with […]

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Women: Beating the blues

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=3ddbb08a-6df4-4577-8a01-e7679e6eea86#.Wx–xlw-dBw Depression is more common among women, but it is definitely not normal. Win out over this illness by learning to recognize the signs and being willing to get help. Feeling low. A case of the blues. Down in the dumps. You can call depression whatever you want. The important question is, are you […]

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