Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most prevalent disorders in the US and globally that is both under-diagnosed and under-treated. This burden is heaviest on under-treated minority populations (source). While minority populations are less likely to suffer from acute episodes of Major Depressive Disorder than Caucasians, they are more likely to suffer from… Continue reading Racial and Ethnic Differences in Depression
Recently, there has been a great expansion in the development of peer support services for adults with mental illnesses. Peer support is a promising new resource for people facing the challenge of living with a mental illness. This is especially important in pertinent to psychiatric hospitalizations as it has been observed that people with recurring… Continue reading Peer Support and Reducing Hospitalizations
Peer support has become an increasingly popular source of help for individuals with mental illnesses. While the main type of peer support comes from people who have themselves suffered with mental illness, peer support can also be beneficial when coming from friends who may not have gone through similar struggles. Peer support and clinical support… Continue reading Peer vs. Clinical Support
Peer support has long been a valuable avenue in the mental health field. It has been found in inpatient facilities, day centres, and in service user groups. The core of peer support is finding that you are not alone in your experiences. This awareness that develops through peer support can lead to reassurance, hope, and… Continue reading An Intro to Peer Support
Social media has become an increasingly popular outlet for people suffering with mental health challenges. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, allow people to share their experiences as well as receive advice from others with similar mental health conditions. We believe that online peer-to-peer support can be very beneficial for those with mental health… Continue reading Peer Support through Social Media
TalkAboutDepression.org brings you TAD Voices! Hosts Lawson and Nick will dive deeper into the experiences of individuals, friends, family who share moments of vulnerability and what mental well-being looks like.