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1 of 4 View 4 Items Scott G Winterton, Deseret News Therapist Barb Danner, right, of Aspen Ridge Counseling Center talks with one of her clients Elizabeth Andrews on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Related Links Little-known facts on depression Utah researchers say common antidepressants don't work as well at high altitudes It isn't comforting words that matter, just that you offer them when someone is suffering SALT LAKE CITY — Trina Kennington knows she could be a better mother if only it wasn’t so hot outside. Diagnosed with reverse seasonal affective disorder two years ago, the mother of five struggles with a type of depression that sets in as the days grow longer and the temperature rises. Hers is a lonely affliction, coming at a time when it seems that everyone else is happy to be on vacation or outside enjoying the sunshine and warmth. “On social media, everyone is doing fun things, and I am not. Not because of lack of … [Read more...] about What to do when summer makes you depressed
Steven Petrow Special for USA TODAY Published 11:53 p.m. UTC Jun 8, 2018 What do you do when you see a post or a photo on social media that seems to be a cry for help? It’s hard not to think about such a question with the deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain and a recent government report that suicide rates have risen nearly 30% since 1999. I didn't know how to answer that question two years ago when editor Burgetta Eplin Wheeler posted a photo of herself on Facebook. She was lying flat on her back, exhausted, her face swollen and red from the heat. The caption: “Mowing my grass today a feat of sheer will…. [I] t took all I had.” Wheeler had previously written about suffering from depression (as have I), and a sixth sense in me told me to reach out and ask if she was OK. I was hesitant, with all kinds of reasons not to, starting with: We weren’t friends. And, it wasn’t my business. Still, I sent her a private message: … [Read more...] about A friend’s Facebook, Instagram post may be a suicide warning sign. Here’s what to do next
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Heather Murphy New York Times June 08, 2018 Reports of Kate Spade’s suicide and struggle with depression have transformed her from symbol of polished prep to a blunt reminder that suffering affects all types.Her death has inspired hundreds to tweet some version of the same message: Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of.But deep in the comment threads, some also debated a more uncomfortable question: What do you do when a friend is depressed for such a long time that you’ve started to feel that nothing you can do will make a difference, and your empathy reserves are tapped out? There are no easy answers. But here are some tips from experts: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Showing Up Advertisement You may not feel that your presence is wanted. But just being by the side of someone who is depressed, and reminding her that she is … [Read more...] about What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed
Family Is your teen's fake Instagram account keeping you up at night? Here's how to deal CINDY DAMPIER Chicago Tribune LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story June 04, 2018 04:00 AM If you're the parent of a teenager, chances are you're scared of the internet. "It's understandable that people are so stressed," says Devorah Heitner, author of "Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World," "because it is so different from what we experienced as kids." Remember the Boogeyman? At least he had the courtesy to stay under the bed. But the internet? That guy is everywhere. In particular, parent of a teen, he and his creepy conjoined twin, Social Media, are in your child's smartphone. Which is to say, he's closer to her than you are. Way closer. And – here's the really scary part – you don't know exactly what's going on with your teen and social media. Including whether or not he has constructed a … [Read more...] about Is your teen’s fake Instagram account keeping you up at night? Here’s how to deal
close Video Jackie Kennedy Onassis battled PTSD after JFK's death Author of 'Jackie, Janet & Lee' reveals to Fox News the tragedies that befell Jackie Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Auchincloss, and her sister Lee Radziwell. The assassinations of her husband and brother-in-law weren’t the only tragedies Jackie Onassis Kennedy dealt with in her lifetime. New York Times best-selling biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli, who has recently published a new book titled “Jackie, Janet & Lee,” revealed unearthed letters penned by the former first lady alleging her mother was the victim of elder abuse. Jackie O, who died in 1994 at age 64 from cancer, feared her mother, Janet Lee Auchincloss, was a victim. Citing letters, the book claims Kennedy was sure her mom's third husband, Bingham Morris, was mistreating her. “What really surprised me was Jackie’s adamant sense that her mom was a victim of elder abuse,” Taraborrelli … [Read more...] about Jackie Kennedy Onassis dealt with suicidal thoughts over JFK assassination, went through ‘tortuous’ ordeal before her mom’s death, author claims
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Former Governor Richard Codey unveils plan to combat teen suicide 'epidemic' Former Governor Richard Codey announced a plan to spend $1 million to bring more mental health workers in schools to fight teen suicide. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Gene Myers, Staff Writer, @myersgene Published 3:28 p.m. ET May 9, 2018 | Updated 4:56 p.m. ET May 9, 2018 CLOSE Dianne Grossman speaks on her experience of losing her daughter Mallory to suicide at the age of 12. Danielle Parhizkaran, Photo Journalist, @DanielleParhiz … [Read more...] about Former Governor Richard Codey unveils plan to combat teen suicide ‘epidemic’
A spate of suicides among unusually young people has made headlines in recent weeks.– Earlier this month, an 11-year-old girl from South Carolina shot herself to death because she was being bullied at school. The girl, Toni Rivers, told five of her friends that "she just couldn't do this anymore, and she was going home, and she was killing herself," her aunt, Maria Petersen, told CBS affiliate WTOC-TV. Just a few days earlier, police reported that a 12-year-old boy jumped from an overpass above Interstate 66 in northern Virginia and landed on a car. He was critically injured and the driver was killed. These cases are part of a larger and very disturbing trend researchers have observed in recent years: The number of children and teens attempting suicide is on the rise, and so is the number of those who actually die from it. Teen suicide: Risk factors, warning signs and prevention According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the third leading … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo What’s behind the rise in youth suicides?
Hilary Brueck, provided by Published 6:06 am, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Shutterstock Being unhappy about something or having a bad day is different from the long-term sadness and loss of interest in life that are associated with depression. A simple 4-word checklist can help you decide if you or a loved one is at risk. It's always best to get a professional opinion, but these words can help start a conversation. Depression is on the rise in the US, especially in teenagers. From 2005 to 2015, depression rates in kids between the ages of 12 to 17 spiked, and the suicide rate for teenage girls is now the highest it's been in four decades. Recommended Video: Now Playing: A ton of celebrities have opened up about their struggles with mental health proving that anxiety and depression can affect anyone. Here are 9 of them that are continually helping others move mountains with their words. Media: Redbook Experts aren't sure what's causing the disturbing trend, … [Read more...] about These 4 short L-words can help reveal if you might be depressed
1 of 6 View 6 Items Scott G Winterton, Deseret News AR-15 rifles are displayed at Impact Guns in Ogden on Friday, March 2, 2018. Related Link Trump's tariff talk provokes rarely seen urgency among GOP SALT LAKE CITY — With a six-minute video posted on Facebook, Scott Pappalardo became the face of the ethical gun owner to many Americans. Looking at the camera just three days after Nikolas Cruz allegedly killed 17 people at a Florida high school, Pappalardo said, “The barrel of this gun will never be pointed at someone,” then sawed his cherished AR-15 in half. Pappalardo, who lives in New York, is not the only gun owner who was motivated to get rid of an AR-15-style weapon after the Valentine’s Day massacre in Parkland, Florida. Florida resident Ben Dickmann surrendered his AR-57 to his local sheriff’s office, saying, “No one without a law enforcement badge needs this rifle.” In California, a father who … [Read more...] about If you carry a gun, are you morally obligated to use it when confronted with a mass shooting?