Link – What Depression Is & What It Isn’t

“Depression is one of the most recognized psychological disorders. It’s certainly common. A 2014 survey found that 6.6 percent of American adults or 15.7 million suffered from a major depressive episode within the past 12 months, said Sandra Hamilton, Ph.D, a psychologist who specializes in treating depression, anxiety and relationship issues. With something so prevalent,…

Link – Walgreens wants to make treating mental illness as common as buying cold medicine

“Walgreens wants to address an issue that 20% of its customers face: Mental illness. On Tuesday, the national drugstore chain WBA, -0.85% announced new initiatives, including a partnership with the nonprofit organization Mental Health America, to help customers identify and treat mental health conditions. MHA has been providing these tools for about three years on…

Link – Depression Challenges My Masculinity –

“When our definition of manhood is wrapped so tightly with what we can accomplish, do, and conquer anything that keeps us from achieving these things is emasculating. When we tie our worth into this cultural definition of manhood, any failure to meet the marks of manhood result in a devaluation of the view of ourselves….

Link – 10 Staggering Stats That Prove Mental Illness Affects Everyone

“A mental health condition isn’t a singular problem that one person experiences. A loss in earnings due to a mental health disorder can impact a spouse. Death by suicide related to mental illness can devastate a family. Mental health disorders have a ripple effect on the individual and their loved ones, coworkers or even an…

Link – What to Do If You Suspect a Coworker Is Struggling With Depression

“The recent sad news that a young Apple employee was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the company’s headquarters raises an important, if troubling, question: Would you know what to do if you suspected a coworker might be dangerously depressed?” I don’t work in an office any more, so the reality that many…

Link – A Sandusky Victim from 1971 Claims Joe Paterno Told Him to Drop Accusation

Yesterday, news came out that a court pleading in an insurance coverage case for Penn State contained an allegation that Joe Paterno knew of abuse allegations involving Jerry Sandusky as early as 1976. Now, Sarah Ganim with CNN is reporting that another victim goes even further back, and also claims that he spoke to Joe…