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Mark Maynard talks mental illness, stigma, suicide and personalized treatment options with John Greden, Executive Director of the U-M Depression Center

Mark Maynard It’s Hard to See the Screen Through the Tears   In the immediate aftermath of Robin Williams’ death, there was a great deal of talk in the press about suicide, depression, and the fact that the two, all too often, go hand in hand. As someone who not only …

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Landon Donovan’s Other Legacy: Challenging the stigma of mental health | THE WORD

WHEN LANDON DONOVAN STROLLED TO THE STAGE at StubHub Center in Carson, California, in August and unveiled what would become one of the biggest stories of the year in North American soccer, it didn’t exactly come as breaking news. Donovan’s teammates on the LA Galaxy knew it was coming. The good …

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Corp! Magazine’s interview with NNDC Founding Chair, John Greden, MD about Depression in the Workplace

  Save Businesses and Families with a Plan for Workplace Depression When news of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin William’s suicide shook the nation in August, the tragedy sparked a national conversation about depression, bringing to light some of the harrowing realities of the illness. Despite longtime efforts to raise awareness …

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U of M rolls out pilot program to offer mental health support to student-athletes

We hope more colleges/universities follow this great example!!! The University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center is a proud member of the NNDC A pilot program to help student-athletes cope with mental health problems is under way at the University of Michigan. Daniel Eisenberg, associate professor at the U of M …

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NNDC Founding Chair Dr. John Greden: Evidence Depression Isn’t Just ‘All In Your Head’

Depression touches people differently, making dealing with the condition more of a personal experience than a universal one. Some describe the illness as a dark cloud, while others liken it to being trapped in an empty space. Regardless of how it personally feels, what many people don’t know is that the illness …

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NNDC Founding Chair DR. John Greden: Depression Is Not One-Size-Fits-All, And Neither Is The Treatment

Living with depression can be overwhelming enough, but when it comes to figuring out treatment, the weight of the disorder seems to increase exponentially. For many, the physical symptoms of depression take precedence when seeking medical care because they’re the most prominent pain. Not to mention, the overwhelming nature of the emotional …

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NNNDC Member Center University of Michigan Part of Effort To Study Genetics of Two Mental Health Disorders

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Researchers at the University of MichiganSchool of Public Health andMedical School and collaborators at two other institutions will undertake the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. U-M, the University of Southern California and the Broad Institute …

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Conference: Mental Health Experts Share Treatment Innovations For Depressions, Bipolar Illnesses

National Network of Depression Centers Annual Conference, Oct. 22-24, University of Illinois at Chicago.  Thomas Insel, MD, director, National Institutes of Mental Health, keynote speaker. Ann Arbor, Mich…One in six Americans has firsthand experience with depressions, bipolar illnesses or other mood disorders. Researchers with the National Network of Depression Centers …

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Williams’ Death Shines Spotlight on Depression

  Raleigh, N.C. — The psychological condition of depression was thrown into the national spotlight Monday as news of comedian Robin Williams’ death spread across the globe. Williams was battling severe depression, according to reports, and fought drug and alcohol addiction for decades. Nearly 19 million American adults experience depression …

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9 Things Only People with Depression Can Truly Understand

There’s been a lot of dialogue surrounding depression — particularly in light of recent events — as people struggle to understand why and how it affects people in the ways that it does. And for the 350 million people worldwide with the condition, it can be just as hard to …

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