Depression

If you have a family history of substance abuse disorders (SUD), you may be at risk yourself. According to an Atlantic Health System counseling and addiction expert, when one parent has an SUD, each child in the family has a 50% chance of inheriting it if they drink or use recreational drugs. That number jumps to 90% when both parents have an addiction. Abstaining from alcohol and narcotics entirely is the only way to ensure you don’t develop an SUD in the presence of the gene. Read more of the interview or learn about Atlantic Behavioral Health’s chemical dependency services >



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. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
 
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.

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

Easing Depression Can Bring Longer Life to People With Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 -- Treating depression may have an added benefit for people with diabetes -- longer life.

A large new study from Taiwan found that antidepressants cut the risk of dying during the study period by more than one-third for people with diabetes and depression.

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