|Don't kid yourself.
Major depression is everywhere. It is real. It happens
everyday to hardworking, motivated, wonderful people. Kristin Brooks Rossell
was one such person. She hung herself on April 7, 1998 after a battle with
post-partumn depression. She was twenty-eight years old. We hope her story
can inspire you to fight and take action today. You are not alone and there
is hope. Please read her story and others
who have suffered and survived. Print these experiences out and share them
with your family and friends to help them understand how serious yet treatable
this disease is. In 1997alone, 17.5 million women, men and children in
the United States suffered from major depression, which annually cost
the nation $44 billion. It is not something we can ignore.
We know the hardest thing is knowing how to start. We have made it simple.
The most important thing to remember is to take action! First read
"How To Heal Depression" by Harold Bloomfield & Peter McWilliams
to understand that you are not alone and there is treatment, then click
on the steps to the right to help you take action right now. Learn about
the various treatment options available to you, including hormonal
therapy as well as traditional medicine.
If you feel suicidal please locate a crisis center in your area right
now by clicking here,
they operate 24 hours a day and want to help you. If there is no
Crisis Center in your area or do not get the help you need call 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433).
Remember that you are not alone and there is help, or visit our suicide
page for additional information. If you are interested in additional information
about depression, please call 1-877-495-0009 for a free booklet
on depression and referrals to help in your area.