Nothing in this post is intended to be taken as medical advice. We do not offer medical advice. If you or someone you know needs help, scroll to the bottom of this page for links to important depression and mental health resources, and contact a healthcare provider.

 

CHAPTER 8: FRIENDS AND FAMILY

 

CHAPTER 9: A MODEL THAT MIRRORS A MESSY REALITY

 

CHAPTER 10: UNPACKING SOCIAL DETERMINANTS AND DISMANTLING STIGMA

 

PEOPLE

  • Caroline Leland – Freelance Journalist; Contributing Factors Host & Producer
  • Lucero Sifuentes – Individual living with Major Depressive Disorder
  • Oscar Sifuentes – Brother of Lucero
  • Rosa Sifuentes – Mother of Lucero
  • Bernice Pescosolido – Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Indiana University; Director of the Indiana Consortium for Mental Health Services Research
  • Mary Carter – Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, The Renfrew Center
  • Hannah Sanii – Clinical Social Work Associate, Gaston Family Health Services

 

LINKS

Overview of Depression (NAMI.org)

Social Determinants of Mental Health (WHO, 2014)

Risk for Recurrence in Depression (Stephanie L. Burcusa and William G. Iacono, 2008)

  • Depression will affect approximately one in six men and one in four women in their lifetimes.

 

A 2005 American Journal of Psychiatry study found that only half of families with a depressed member perceived their own family functioning as healthy. Meanwhile, clinicians rated 70 percent — that’s more than two-thirds — of those same families as unhealthy.

 

Social Network Activation: The Role of Health Discussion Partners in Recovery from a Mental Illness (Perry and Pescosolido, 2014)

Using The Network Episode Model To Highlight The Complexity Of Seeking Service (Boydell, 2013)

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health (Aneshensel, Phelan, Bierman 2012)

How People Get Into Mental Health Services (Pescosolido, Gardner, Lubell, 1998)

 

At the time of recording, the federal legislature had not approved funding beyond March 31, 2018, for community health clinics like the one where Hannah Sanii works.

On Feb. 8, 2018, Congress approved The Community Health Center Fund, providing two years of funding to Sanii’s clinic and others like it.

 

HOW TO GET HELP

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

What to do if you think you might be depressed (healthfinder.gov)

Common reasons people avoid treatment and expert advice on how to get past them (WebMD)

How Can I Get Help for Depression? (Healthline.com)

Finding Help (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)

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