Tuesday, August 02, 2011

How To Get Mental Health Help

It's a roundup of articles on depression and mental illness that I found interesting but haven't had a chance to highlight for you yet.

First off, let's talk about finding a therapist and affording it. It's not simple even when you're well. The Consumerist had a thread on how to find an affordable source of mental health help

Jezebel discussed how to find a therapist and La Belette Rouge, who is a therapist herself, went into further detail on how to find the best therapist for you. Warning: it's intensive, so you may want to move on this when you're not in crisis.

Time for a laugh: take a look at this cool Woot! shirt.

Antidepressants are effective.

Another possibility for finding a therapist is web therapy.

Colleges are dealing with more and more serious mental illnesses in their students.

Men have different therapeutic needs than women. Mostly for someone who understands manly reactions to situations, which since most therapists are women, can be hard to find.

So, what comes first, weight gain or depression? Chicken, egg. It depends on the person and the illness.

Talking to teens about suicide.

Dear Sugar is the best advice columnist after Carolyn Hax. She takes on what to do with a depressed teenager.

Bestselling author Marian Keyes, who writes a lot about mental health themes, is open about her own depression. People are assholes to her.

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