Depression

The negative stigma of mental illness and substance abuse, among other factors, has led to millions of people with these problems never receiving treatment. To fill this gap in care, Atlantic Health System has begun making screenings for depression, anxiety and alcohol or substance abuse part of the primary care doctor visit. Based on the results, a supervising psychiatrist makes recommendations, which could include medication or referral to an outpatient program or rehab facility. Read more about this initiative or find mental health and chemical dependency services 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.
 
A Journey Through Grief
This support group is for adults who have experienced a recent death of a spouse, partner or parent.
Tuesdays; 5:30 to 6:00pm
Overlook Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-379-8442.

Reading, Writing, Reflecting
Participants in this workshop will read a short literary piece, discuss it as a group and then write about how it relates to a personal experience.
Monday, September 18; 11:00am to 1:00pm
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Ave, Summit, NJ
Presenter: Nancy Gross
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Healing Your Grieving Heart
This support group is for those who have experienced a death of a spouse or partner within the last year.
Every Tuesday of September and October; 2:00 to 3:30pm
Overlook Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-6348.

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.

 
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Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

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Adding an antipsychotic or a second antidepressant may produce better results, researchers say

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Novel treatment may need to be tailored to each patient, mental health expert says

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More than a third aren't getting help, federal study says

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They work by affecting brain chemicals that regulate mood, FDA explains

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