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Web Links on Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness. It's more than just a feeling of being sad or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 19 million teens and adults in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life. 
Depression (MedlinePlus)
Antidepressants (MedlinePlus)
Help for Mental Illnesses (National Institute of Mental Health)
St. John's Wort and Depression (National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)


En español: 

Depresión Postparto (Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos de EE.UU.)

Depresión Posparto (Medline Plus)

Updated August 2018

NC Services & Support

Department of Psychiatry (UNC at Chapel Hill) 

Depression  (NC Health Info)

Mental Health Association in Orange County

24 hr crisis intervention information and referrals (800) 832-1200

NAMI North Carolina
NAMI NC is part of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. NAMI NC is a grass-roots organization providing support, education and advocacy for persons with serious mental illness as well as their families and friends. 

1 (800) 451-9682 (NC only)

(919) 929-7822 (Orange County)


Recommended Books & Brochures

Alex Korb (2015)
Based on the latest research in neuroscience, this book provides dozens of straightforward tips you can do every day to rewire your brain and create an upward spiral towards a happier, healthier life.
The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness 
J. Mark G. Williams, John D.Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal (2007) 

Offers a guide to incorporating mindfulness techniques in everyday life. Provides an eight-week program offering practical strategies for banishing depression and regaining one’s life. Includes CD of guided meditations. 
David D. Burns (2008)
In Feeling Good, eminent psychiatrist, David D. Burns, M.D., outlines the remarkable, scientifically proven techniques that will immediately lift your spirits and help you develop a positive outlook on life.
Depression, the Mood Disease (A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book) 
Francis Mark Mondimore (2006) 

Discusses symptoms, proper diagnosis, treatment, causes, and advice to families, along with the connection between mood disorders and seasonal affective disorder, premenstrual syndrome, panic disorders, and anorexia. disorder. 

Presents stories of battles with postpartum depression, with details about the symptoms, the struggles, and the strategies that helped new mothers overcome depression. 
Easy-to-Read Booklets (National Institute of Mental Health)
Updated November 2018


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