Stories tagged with: Depression

April 25, 2013 - 7:07pm
2 years 41 weeks ago

Eric Hipple, former quarterback for the Detroit Lions now works as an outreach spokesman for the University of Michigan to help to prevent suicide. As part of his job he came to the Suicide Awareness Banquet at the Coburn United Methodist Church Thursday night to tell his story to over 140 people.

"I got involved in mental health because I lost a son to suicide at age 15 but I also had my own ups and downs with depression. I didn't know what it was and didn't know what it was...

March 29, 2011 - 8:02pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

Statistics indicate that nearly 22% of teenagers log on to their favorite social media site more than ten times a day, and now it's causing concern for doctors nationwide.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a new clinical report that offers research on the impact of social media on children, adolescents, and families.

"There are things that are missed in the communication, the way people say things, how you interact socially, I think it's more the sense of...

November 26, 2010 - 5:46pm
5 years 11 weeks ago

What's supposed to be a joyous time is not for some.

"Pregnancy is a very stressful time and a lot of individuals will develop some depression during the pregnancy," says Dr. Robert Aepli, OB/GYN.

A history of depression in yourself or your family and other factors could bring on depression in pregnancy.

"If they've gone through some fertility treatments and stuff to get pregnant, there's been a miscarriage before during pregnancy, if
there's just kind...

September 14, 2010 - 4:33pm
5 years 21 weeks ago

Three men are walking 835 miles in 50 days, all to spread awareness about depression and mental health issues.

They started on August 14th in St. Louis and hope to reach Washington D.C. by October 7th, which marks National Depression Screening Day.

The director of the walk, Steve Curran, has been suffering from depression since he was a teen, and he says he wants to reach out to others.

"The disease of depression carries so much shame and stigma that so many people are...

February 23, 2010 - 3:04pm
5 years 50 weeks ago

This winter has brought more snow than most of us have seen in awhile, and it has trapped many of us in our own homes.

However, staying indoors for a long period of time can start to get to you, causing things like "cabin fever" and even depression.

"The feeling of not being able to go out can be very confining and be oppressive to a person, " says Dr. Vicki Whitacre of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.

You need to try to include some...

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