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Researchers at University of Maryland School Of Medicine could revolutionize Depression treatment.

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Recent discovery by a team of researchers at the University of Maryland School Of Medicine could revolutionize how we deal with depression. Extra special K. Depression is a difficult problem to solve. We don’t fully understand what causes it and therefore we have difficulty developing treatments for it. Luckily, new research may have found a … Read more…

Experimental Medication Lifts Depression Symptoms in Bipolar Disorder Within an Hour

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People with treatment-resistant bipolar disorder experienced relief from symptoms of depression in as little as 40 minutes after an intravenous dose of the anesthetic medication ketamine in a preliminary study; while the patient group was small, this work adds to evidence that compounds in the class to which ketamine belongs have potential as rapid and … Read more…

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line

Q: HOW DOES CRISIS TEXT LINE WORK? A: Text Start, to 741741. Available 24/7 in the USA. crisistextline.org A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. The crisis counselor helps you move from a hot moment to a cool calm to stay safe and healthy using effective active listening and suggested referrals – … Read more…

Cafe 54 – Helping mentally ill, may have to close its doors…

Cafe 54, Tucson

A local café that helps job train people with mental illnesses could soon have to close its doors. Café 54 has changed hundreds of lives in Tucson, and now it needs your help. Have a great lunch at Cafe 54. 11:00AM – 2:00PM Monday through Friday http://www.cafe54.org/ And lunch out at their new Food Truck: … Read more…

Being Mad about Psychiatry & Psychiatric Medications

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I used to be a person who was very mad about psychiatry and psychiatric medication (psych meds). I had that vehement anger we often hear from antipsychiatrists although I was not antipsychatiry, per se. My biggest fantasy, at the time, was to take the horrible medications I was prescribed and shove them down the throat … Read more…

Café 54 asks public for help, facing funding deficit,

Cafe 54, Tucson

In the face of a steep deficit, leaders of downtown lunch bistro Café 54 are turning to the public for help. The nonprofit has seen reduced insurance payments for the recovery support services it offers people with serious mental illness, who can get job training at the American fusion cafe and its mobile food truck, … Read more…

Wanna post an article/story/link?

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Go right ahead! http://dbsatucson.org/register/ Anyone who creates an account on the Dbsa Tucson website can post to the website. Then you can post a personal story, or post a LINK to some story or article you found on the web. As long as it’s about mental illness its OK. You can even write a post … Read more…

Even “The Rock” has Depression.

Duane Johnson's Depression

After playing football for four years at the University of Miami, Dwayne Johnson, The Rock”, was passed over by the NFL. While he played for the Canadian Football League for a short time, he was ultimately cut from his team, the Calgary Stampeders, and sent packing. At 23, Dwayne found himself living in his parents’ … Read more…

11 Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

If your mind were a diesel engine, anxiety would be the leaded gas that was accidentally poured in and responsible for all the burps and stutters. Even more so than depression, I think, anxiety is the big disabler in my life, with a capital D. That is why I try to nip my anxiety in … Read more…

Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me

I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder shortly before my 30th birthday. Acutely manic, powerfully overconfident, and terrified that medication or even stability would kill my creativity, I refused to take meds. When I fell into a crushing depression a few months later, I realized that no matter what happened to my art (my passion, my … Read more…

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