Depression


When your chips are down, it may be hard to tell the difference between just another bad day at the office and clinical depression. If you find yourself frequently sad, having trouble sleeping or lacking motivation, try taking our depression health assessment test. It can help you determine if your symptoms are simply related to stress or warrant further investigation by a licensed physician or mental health practitioner. Those in need of professional assistance, can find a wide range of services through Atlantic Behavioral Health >


Depression Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy.  We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.
 
Perinatal Bereavement Support Group
This monthly support group is for anyone who has lost an infant during pregnancy, stillbirth or early infancy.
Second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 3
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-3659.

Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program
Group, individual and family counseling, as well as medication management for those who need an intense, time-limited treatment to improve their emotional health. Participants attend three out of five days per week.
Mondays through Fridays, 10:30am to 2:00pm
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.

Women’s Group
Participants will learn coping skills through an examination of thoughts and behaviors.
Thursdays, 10:30am to Noon
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.

Postpartum Group
New mothers meet and learn coping and relaxation skills to help them with their new role.
Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:30am
Atlantic Behavioral Health Outpatient, 46-48 Beauvoir Avenue, Summit, NJ
Presenter: Patricia Monaghan, LMFT
For more information and to register, please call 1-888-247-1400.

Bereavement Support Group
This group is for family and friends who have lost a loved one to cancer. Registration is required.
Overlook Medical Center, Oncology Conference Room
For a schedule and to register, please call 908-522-5255.

 

Depression Articles

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Simple follow-up can prevent a future try, study shows

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Still unclear why more women than men affected by the disorder, researcher says

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For instance, survey finds less than half can recognize anxiety

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Researchers look to nutrients to offset temporary brain-chemical changes in new mothers

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A screen is still in development stages but could be important, especially for adolescents, experts say

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Rates of PTSD and depression are higher, but so too are liver problems and back pain, study finds

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