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10 min ago | Southland Times

Ex-All Black to speak on battle with depression

Sir John Kirwan, who fronts mental health organisation, will be hosted by the Otago Suicide Prevention Trust, to give a lunchtime talk at the Alexandra Bowling Club next Thursday. Knighted for his services to mental health and rugby in 2012, the former All Black winger and depression sufferer is actively involved in national awareness campaigns in New Zealand, to share his message about the importance of resilience and mental wellbeing.


Related Topix: Health

4 hrs ago | Medical Daily

Depression Blood Test Designed To Help Improve Treatment And Diagnosis

Depression is a mind-altering mental disorder that steals life away from the untreated and misdiagnosed - imagine if one blood test could change all of that through a screening process. Researchers from Northwestern University have developed the first blood test designed to detect clinical depression in adults, and published their groundbreaking findings in the journal Translational Psychiatry .


Related Topix: Health, Northwestern University, Family, Teenagers, Genetics, Medicine

8 hrs ago | The Leader

Town Hall meeting focuses on suicide awareness

The Northern Box Elder County Suicide Prevention Coalition sponsored the second annual town hall meeting to help people better understand mental illness. About 100 people were in attendance to learn about depression and anxiety from mental health professionals, as well as individuals who have faced these issues.


Related Topix: Box Elder County, UT, Health

9 hrs ago | Science Daily

Sport, physical activity help against depression

Depression is the most frequently diagnosed mental illness. In the western industrial nations, at least every tenth person suffers from depression once in the course of their life.


Related Topix: Health, Medicine, Arthritis

11 hrs ago | Post and Courier

MUSC dentist recruiting patients with burning mouth syndrome for ongoing study

"Burning mouth syndrome is a painful, frustrating condition often described as a scalding sensation in the tongue, lips, palate, or throughout the mouth ... the exact cause of burning mouth syndrome cannot always be identified with certainty." A Japanese dentist conducting research on a condition called burning mouth syndrome at the Medical University of South Carolina is recruiting patients for a ongoing study.


Related Topix: University of South Carolina, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, Health

11 hrs ago | WAFB-TV Baton Rouge

Sunny skies tied to suicide rates

In a study of more than 69,000 suicides spanning 40 years, Austrian researchers found two distinct correlations between sun-filled days and suicide rates. In the short term, sunny days were linked with an increase in suicide, but after two weeks of sunshine, the number of suicides dropped.


Related Topix: Suicide, Health

12 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Blood test for depression devised at Northwestern

Eva Redei, Northwestern University professor and scientist, helped develop a blood test that will diagnose depression in adults. A group of Northwestern University professors and researchers have developed a blood test to diagnose depression in adults, the school revealed in a study set to be published today.


Related Topix: Health, Northwestern University

15 hrs ago |

First blood test for depression proven to work

Young women walk with cabbages on leashes at the street of Xiaozhai on May 15, 2014, in Xi'an, Shannxi Province of China. 'Walking' cabbages on leashes were allegedly doing so as a means to deal with loneliness and depression.

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16 hrs ago |

Are menopause and depression really connected?

As women enter the beginning of menopause , known as perimenopause, their risk for depression increases. Is this a coincidence or does it means that menopause is to blame for this condition? Research has shown that there are certain chemical changes that occur within the body at this stage of life that can trigger symptoms that range from mild mood swings to overwhelming and sometimes debilitating episodes of depression.

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Related Topix: Menopause, Medicine, Health

18 hrs ago | WHEC-TV Rochester

Roc City Interview: East House's Greg Soehner on substance abuse and depression

They are subjects that many don't like to talk about, but the deaths of celebrities like Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman are bringing issues like substance abuse, depression and suicide out into the public spotlight. News10NBC's Lia Lando spoke with East House President Greg Soehner about those issues and about what we can do to help ourselves and those we may know who are suffering.


Related Topix: Health, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Celebrities

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Stawell Times-News

Liptember in Stawell - Kiss away the blues

YOU probably didn't know it but suicide is the biggest single cause of death for Australian women aged 18 to 34. Team Sealed Lips from the Stawell Medical Centre, supporting Liptember Carol, Tina, Kerryn, Bec, Sarah; Jocelyn, Pam, Ummu, Gaby and Jess. Picture: KERRI KINGSTON.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Oceania, Health

Langley Times

Laughing in the face of depression

Sunee Dhaliwal is among the lineup of comedians gathered by Chief Sepass Theatre manager Kevin Statham, for LOL for Life. The comedy show, which takes place at the Fort Langley theatre on Friday, Sept.


Related Topix: Health, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Non-Profit

Daily Herald

Health Department's suicide hotline is a life-saver

This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and the DuPage County Health Department would like to remind residents about the importance of suicide prevention and the services that are offered through the Health Department. Suicide is something that can affect anyone, from celebrities like the recent death of Robin Williams, to a member of your own community, including relatives and friends.


Related Topix: Health

Darien News-Review

The state Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services has launched a new website -- -- that was designed by and for young people as a resource for mental wellness. The statistics concerning suicide, depression, eating disorders, binge drinking, drug use, bullying and other mental-health issues are alarming, affecting children as young as those in elementary school, according to a news release from the department.


Related Topix: Health, Norwalk, CT, Education Etc.

Recognizing warning signs and symptoms of depression

It is common to feel sad or "blue" as we experience the normal ups and downs of life. However, if there is a feeling of emptiness and loss of hope that is taking toll in your life for a period exceeding two weeks, probably you are suffering from depression.


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Kate's Blog

The recent suicide of the brilliant Robin Williams has once again put depression and addiction into the spotlight. After the similar loss of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the public seems to be taking a harder look at depression and other forms of mental illness and the havoc that they can wreak.


Related Topix: Blog News, Health

Medical News Today

Sunshine can act as a 'driver' for suicide

Long spells of sunshine - as proven by many scientific studies - can have a positive impact on the human mind and can have a helpful effect for people with depression . Things are very different at the start of a spell of nice weather, however.


Related Topix: Health

The Michigan Daily Online

Michael Schramm: The oppression of poverty, part 2

It was fourth grade when my mom sat me on our living room couch to talk. I set my feet on the edge of our dilapidated coffee table as she said that we couldn't pay our "house bill" this month.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Opinion

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Psychology Today

Treating The Ailing Doctor-Patient Relationship

The practice of medicine is probably almost as old as the human race. An important part of the Shaman's job was the diagnosis and treatment of the physical and mental symptoms afflicting sick members of the tribe.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Wall Street Journal

Fears Rise of Medication Misuse by the Elderly

Prescription-drug abuse and misuse by seniors doesn't get much attention. But with the senior population steadily growing, it's getting harder to ignore.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, University of Pennsylvania, Geriatric Medicine, Medicine