Posts Tagged ‘mental health’

Men suffering from depression who have social support less likely to seek mental health treatment

Researchers, led by Alan Teo, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry at OHSU, and researcher at the VA Portland Health Care System, sought to determine whether support from a loved one encourages people experiencing depression to seek treatment from a health provider or whether that support, by serving as informal treatment, inadvertently discourages people from seeking mental health services. Their findings show that men experiencing moderate or severe depression who had social support from family or … Read More

Give Time: 3 ways to increase face-to-face contact with loved ones

With Thanksgiving just behind us and the end-of-the-year holiday seasons fastĀ upon us, our minds often turn to our loved ones. In my family, we have made a conscious effort (and yes, with airfares these days, not a cheap one either!) to gather with an assortment of family members around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Though it can be an effort to meet up with family and friends, recent research brings home the point that this extra effort … Read More

The Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

The awful events of December 14 in Connecticut have profoundly affected the nation and amplify the fear and foreboding of our own Clackamas Town Center shooting. The rapidity, intensity and repetitiveness with which the news about these events has been spread are symptomatic of the deep wounds inflicted by this senseless violence. The families that have lost their children and loved ones, the traumatized friends, townspeople, police and health care personnel are burdened with the … Read More

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