Description: On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) co-hosted a Twitter chat on seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Location: Bethesda, Maryland Description: In September 2011, the Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) in the Office of the Director and the Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR) at NIMH convened a workshop, “Closing the Gaps: Reducing Disparities in Mental Health Treatment through Engagement.” This workshop brought together thought leaders from a range of fields—epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry, social work, and community-based services and intervention research—and representatives of key federal agencies to discuss the role of engagement in reducing mental health treatment disparities.
Knowing this will allow you to be more patient and understanding.
Moffit described the effects of depression on dating as a “third person in the relationship,” someone unbearably negative or obstinate.
Also realize you are not guaranteed to encounter these issues when you date someone with depression. Whether you ask or deduce it after months of dating, there will be a point when your partner discloses they deal with depression.
If he hurts you, you should know he most likely did not intend to hurt you, said matchmaker Cassie Moffit, who has successfully matched couples with mental illness.
Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Translational Research (DDTR) Location: Washington, DC Description: On February 6 and 7, 2006, experts in child and adolescent depression met in Washington, DC to review the state of the science of the treatment of youth depression and discuss approaches to further research.
Location: Washington, DC Description: In February 2006, NIMH hosted this two-day workshop with the purpose of reviewing the evidence for benefits and risks of existing treatment interventions for youths suffering from depression, identifying knowledge gaps in need of further research, and discussing approaches to future research with respect to design, methods, and implementation.
Depression often works like a game of telephone where no one wins. The person with depression would love to receive this kindness as it is, but their depression has set up a series of negative filters.
By the time the kind words reach the person with depression, the filters have mutated it into something negative such as an insult or affirmation of their negative beliefs.