Depression

Of the more than 2,000 people who have attempted to commit suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, only 36 have lived to tell about it. Kevin Hines is one of them and he’s coming to Atlantic Health System’s Festival of Hope to share his first-hand perspective on suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Kevin’s presentation is in large part thanks to our No More Whispers program, which is designed to motivate people to openly discuss feelings of depression and other emotional challenges. Displays and educational materials from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the Mental Health Association and other partners will also be available. The event, which is funded by the Reiser Family Foundation, takes place on Saturday, September 15 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at Chilton Medical Center. Register now >

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.

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.

 
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If you're fit in middle age, you might be guarding against not only depression as a senior, but also dying from heart disease if you do develop depression, a new study suggests.

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Folks who can't get back to work after a heart attack have a greater risk of depression and financial hardship than those who return to their jobs, a new study finds.

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Unsettling experiences on social media may leave you feeling more than just anti-social -- they might raise your risk for depression, new research suggests.

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Studies show that depression is underreported. People aren't getting the help they need, sometimes because they don't know the warning signs or where to turn, or are embarrassed because of the stigma that can still surround mental health issues.

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