Depression

MENTAL HEALTH
11:33 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Robin Williams' Death Sparks Renewed Conversation About Depression, Suicide

Robin Williams performs in New York in 2007. He died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide.
Credit Evan Agostini / AP, via npr.org

A Syracuse University clinical psychologist is urging people to be aware and up front with a friend or family member they suspect might be depressed or even suicidal.   

  Professor Afton Kapuscinski hopes the discussion goes beyond the renewed conversation sparked by the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams.  She understands why people might shy away from approaching those difficult topics.  But Kapucinski says it might be the difference between life and death for someone who needs support…

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Mental Health Awareness
1:37 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Suicides for NY's Middle Aged Jump 42 % in a Decade, Ignoring Mental Health to Blame

Credit Newmentalhealthconnection.org

  One of the most prevalent health issues is literally killing people in New York at a rate that’s jumped in the last decade.  May is mental health awareness month…and experts say many either ignore or avoid getting diagnosed.  David Hullett is medical director for Optum, part of United Health Group to improve care and services.  He says disorders might hospitalize someone…but others are on the more mild side of the spectrum.

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National Depression Screening Day
2:15 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

CNY College Students and Military Among Those Urged to Consider Depression Screening

Depression among the military can lead to suicide; One of the targets during National Depression Screening Day
Credit mentalhealthscreening.org

Central New Yorkers are not immune to the estimated 19 million adults that live with depression.  Thursday is National Depression Screening day. 

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