New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay On Them

mom2A new study has found that women taking antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they stay on the medication, rather than stopping the antidepressants because of concerns about their babies’ health.

“We found that two-thirds of the women (67 percent) stopped taking their antidepressant medication either after becoming pregnant or during breastfeeding,” said Luke Grzeskowiak, Ph.D. Continue Reading Here ...


Adolescent Depression: Symptoms and Solutions

Research has consistently shown that symptoms of depression are a key risk factor for suicide-related behaviors. According to the CDC (2011) High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data approximately 8.3 percent of African American teens compared to 6.2 percent of Whites attempt suicide. Continue reading here ...

What is mental illness?

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.Learn more about serious Mental Illness at NAMI.org