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List of Depression Resources

While I’ve known a handful of people throughout my life that were open about their battle with depression, I truly had no idea that as many as 1 in 10 people will suffer from it at some point in their lifetime (1). Not only that, but depression can fuel other disorders like chronic anxiety and even substance abuse – and vice versa (2).

I can’t help but think that I or even someone I love may someday succumb to depression, so for the sake of my family, I decided to take action. I built the following list of resources to share with others, because who knows how many people may quietly be fighting this illness?

Optimum Nutrition for Depression
http://www.foodforthebrain.org/nutrition-solutions/depression/about-depression.aspx

Health & You: How Swimming Can Help Reduce Symptoms of Depression
http://blog.intheswim.com/health-you-depression-swimming/

Talking with Your Doctor About Depression
http://healthfinder.gov/HealthTopics/Category/doctor-visits/screening-tests/talk-with-your-doctor-about-depression

How Service and Therapy Dogs are Helping PTSD Victims
PTSD service therapy dogs/

9 Best Ways to Support Someone with Depression
http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/05/08/9-best-ways-to-support-someone-with-depression/

Thank you so much for helping bring this important topic some well-deserved attention!

Putting the Public Back in Public Health
http://publichealthcorps.org/
340 S LEMON AVE #5780, WALNUT, CA 91789

1) http://www.healthline.com/health/depression/statistics-infographic
2) http://www.adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics



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