Half of Us Did you know that nearly half of all college students reported feeling so depressed that they could not function during the last school year? Check out this website created for college students to learn more out mental health issues including depression. This page has video clips of people telling their own stories of depression and recovery, including Mary J Blige, and Pete Wentz of Fallout Boy.
Depression Screening Take this free, confidential online self-test to help you determine whether you may have the symptoms of clinical depression. From the Depresion & Bipolar Support Alliance.
Is it Really Depression? Or Could it be Bipolar Disorder? A self-screening for bipolar depression — it’s important to know whether you have unipolar or bipolar depression, because it makes a difference as to what kind of medication would be most helpful.
How to Heal Depression. A very readable book on the web on managing depression written by an MD and a depression survivor.
Tips on dealing with Depression in College.
Depression: The Facts About Men and Depression. It takes courage to ask for help. Learn more about the estimated 6 million men in the US who have depression.
Let’s Talk Facts About Depression. Brochure by the American Psychiatric Association addressing depression from a medical perspective (symptoms, treatment, medication).
HealthyPlace.com. Support and info on depression.
Andrew’s Depression Page. Poems, stories, and helpful links to depression resources. Good site to get a feel for the experience of depression, from people who have been through it.
Wing of Madness. Award-winning site produced by a woman in recovery from depression; good “lay person’s” site in understandable, non-medical terms.
Fighting “the Blues” in African-Americans ”…if you are an average black person in America, you are more likely than an average white person to suffer depression…” from HealthyPlace.com.
Asian American Women and Depression Discusses factors in Asian American women’s lives that make them especially susceptible to depression.
How Do Hispanics Exerience Depression? From HealthyPlace.com.
A College Student’s Guide to Psychopharmacology. A college psychiatrist’s introduction to medications for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention-deficit disorder.
Antidepressants: Medications for Depression. How antidepressants work, types of antidepressants, interactions, which drug is best for me.
Considering Medication for Depression. FAQs about antidepressants from the University of Texas.
Let’s Talk Facts about Seasonal Affective Disorder.From the American Psychiatric Assocation.
Light Therapy for Seasonal Depression. Important things to know if you are considering doing light therapy for your seasonal depression, written by an MD specializing in treating depression.