All types of Mood Disorders have been associated with Suicide. These include Bipolar Affective Disorder, Depressive Episode, Recurrent Depressive Didorder, and persistent Mood Disorders, (e.g. Cyclothymia, and Dysthymia), which form categories F31-F34 in ICD-10 (1). Suicide is therefore a significant risk in unrecognized Depression. Depression has a high prevalence in the general population and is not recognized by many as a Disease. It is estimated that 30% of patients seen by a Physician are suffering from Depresson. Roughly 60% of those who do seek treatment initially contact a General Practitioner. It is a special challenge for the Physician to work with both Physical Disease, and Psychological Disorders simultaneously. In many instances, Depression is masked and patients present only with somatic complaints.

In typical Depressive episodes, the individual usually suffers from:

Depressed Mood (Sadness)
Loss of interest (enjoyment)
Reduced energy (fatiguability and diminished activity)....

Common presenting symptoms of Depression are:

Tiredness;

Sadness;

Lack of concentration;

Anxiety;

Irritability;

Sleep disturbance, and Pain in different parts of the body.....

These symptoms should alert the Physician to the present of Depression and lead to an assessment of the Suicide risk. Specific Clinical features associated with increased risk of Suicide in Depression are:

Persistent Insomnia;

Self-Neglect;

Severe Illness.... (Particular Psychotic Depression)


Bipolar or manic depressive disorder is a Mood Disorder that causes radical emotional changes and mood swings, from Manic highs to Depressive lows. The majority of Bipolar individuals experience alternating episodes of Mania and Depression from a minor state of life, to lifelong disability. The information here should not be used as a substitute for seeking Medical care for Diagnose or treatment. We are strictly Volunteered based. The Group is being created for all to come via "Multiple" Mental Disorders they may be going through with Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder and other serious Brain Diseases are an extreme challenge for the individual and the entire family.


Mental Health and Wellness disorders are illnesses that involve the body, mood, spirit, and thoughts! It affects how one eats, and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things! Sometimes referred to as Psychiatric or Psychologic Disorders, Mental Health Disorders are caused by complex interactions between Physical, Psychologic, Social, Cultural, and Hereditary influences. They involve disturbances in thinking, emotion, and/or behavior. Small disturbances in these aspects of life are common, but when such disturbances distress the person greatly, interfere with daily life, or both, they are considered Mental Illness or a Mental Health Disorder. The effects of Mental Illness may be long-lasting or temporary. We believe that people become empowered to help themselves and others when they feel a part of something. Sharing in your journey with others will help take the focus off of yourself and in return I feel, and have heard others as well state that they felt much gratification that their story and or struggles just may be for a reason, to help those struggling and in reaching out to those whom don't have a voice yet! We offer to help those individuals diagnosed by sharing coping mechanisms, in hopes to learn from each other’s struggles, and possibly be able to lend a helping hand in helping someone else.... Communicating, sharing, and connecting with others in a community will have a positive effect on healing in your life…. If you have been diagnosed with any Mental Health Disorder we Welcome you to this peer support group. We offer you to give and gain peer support through your journey of symptoms. triggers, treatment, and recovery.

We do "NOT" participate in our Support Group Community as Professionals!


We are Advocates on The Road to Recovery!

We offer to help those individuals Diagnosed with Mental Health Disorders by sharing Coping Mechanisms, in hopes to learn from each others struggles, and possibly be able to lend a helping hand in helping someone else.


YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER TO JOIN IN OUR SUPPORT GROUP COMMUNITY...

We believe that traditionally in Society, Mental Health concerns have been stigmatized with people often expressing both prejudice and discrimination toward those with a Mental Disorder Diagnosis. Furthermore, people with Mental Health concerns often have nowhere to turn for Support. We offer a caring and Safe Environment.

Immediate Telephone Support:
If you or someone you know needs immediate help in the U.S., call the line for hope to talk to someone live in your local area. They can listen to you and direct you to local resources if further assistance is needed. If someone has talked to you about suicide, and you believe they are currently a threat to themselves or someone else but won’t take your help, call 911!

1- (800)273-8255 …..1-800-273-TALK National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-(877)838-2838 …..1-877-Vet2Vet Veterans Peer Support Line

1-(800)784-2432 …..1-800-SUICIDA Spanish Speaking Suicide Hotline

1-(877)968-8454 …..1-877-YOUTHLINE Teen to Teen Peer Counseling Hotline

1-(800)472-3457 …..1-800-GRADHLP Grad Student Hotline

1-(800)773-6667 …..1-800-PPD-MOMS Post partum depression hotline

Immediate Online Support:
24-hour online crisis center, visit A On Line Crisis Net Work



DEPRESSION STATISTICS :

Good Everyday Health Overview – Every Day Health

NIMH Depression Stats – NIMH StatS

WHO Global Stats – WHO

WHO Global Women Health Stats – Womens Health

“To most of those who have experienced it, the horror of depression is so overwhelming as to be quite beyond expression. . . if depression had no termination, then suicide would, indeed, be the only remedy. But. . . depression is not the soul’s annihilation; men and women who have recovered from the disease-and they are countless-bear witness to what is probably its only saving grace: it is conquerable.” William Styron



"Mental Health Support Community Goal's & Mission":

SHARE THE AIR; We want all to have the opportunity to share!

GIVE BACK; We often benefit by offering support to others by sharing in our own struggles, triumphs, and experiences!

DIFFERENCES OF OPINIONS ARE OKAY; We are all entitled to our own point of view!

WE ARE ALL EQUALS; Accept all Cultural, Linguistic, Social, and Racial differences and promote their acceptance!

We do not participate in our Support Group / Community as Professionals, we do not instruct or advise. However we share in our own experiences. Only we know what is best for our own Health along with our Doctor's instructions!

IT''S OKAY NOT TO SHARE; People may just read. You do not have to share if you do not want to!

IT'S EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE THE SUPPORT GROUP / COMMUNITY A SAFE HAVEN TO SHARE!

We respect confidentiality, treat each other with kindness, and show compassion!

The *Goal *of Mental Health Support Community is that with Professional help "Support" greatly increases the chance of individuals suffering from Mental Illness to either begin, or continue on their way to, or through Recovery. Along with your Medically approved Treatment, we hope you Meet, Greet, Share, and Support with others who are dealing with the same struggles that come along with dealing with these types of Illnesses!

The *Mission* of Mental Health Support Community is to limit the harm that a Mental Health Diagnosis can inflict by offering Peer Support through this Net-Work; by connecting people around the World to one another in order to share your own Fears, Medication Management, possible Side Effects, Therapy, Joy's, and Sorrow's!

If you have been diagnosed with any Mental Health Disorder we Welcome you to this Peer Support Group / Community. We offer you to give, and gain Peer Support through your journey of Symptoms, Triggers, Treatment, and Recovery. We encourage you to share your journey of Therapy and form friendships with others who are battling the same fight that you are!

A FROM THE STAFF !

Passion

I've always been a very passionate person luckily for without that passion I would have no drive. I lost about every ounce of passion on the day I got diagnosed on January 15, 2000 as Bipolar I with Mixed State and a Rapid Cycler. And lost my job of 8 years of loyalty. Everything I do in my life comes from my heart where my passion lies without that passion I have no drive. A few years later after I became more educated understanding towards myself and accepting of my diagnosis I picked up that pen and felt the passion return again! Compassion is meant to be "shared and spread through the unchanging truths of ones hope for friendship support" and "understanding through many of our own creative ways." Infusing our fresh expression of our own faithful way in how to cope daily, hourly, or sometimes for me by the minute! I am gonna be honest as u probably already know it is very trying and down right exhausting. Luckily my drive passion and inspiration never did lose focus! So take a chance go beyond the ordinary, it may take some time but I can promise you, you won't regret it.

JanSupport ! JmaC


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We're a Supportive Community. We are not arm Chair Therapists, but friends helping friends. Support here comes in many ways, whether it is offering or receiving it, just reading other people's experiences or sharing your own. Support can also be found in humor, artistic expression, games and sharing one another's interests.

Our staff members are known for "Support" at Mental Health Support Community. They are there to assist members and keep our site safe. Posts that are hurtful and judgmental are taken down. Staff is on site the majority of the time. If problems occur in the absence of staff members, administration can be paged by PMing. Safety also means safe from administrative abuse. Administrative decisions are made by staff member input. No one person can make unilateral decisions except the owner if the site is at risk. This is very rare.

Secure refers to anonymity. We supply software that prohibits guests viewing any part of the site; they must register with a valid email address to gain access. Unlike many other sites, our software also prevents search engines from gaining access to the site, so no one can Google a member's username and what they've posted. Security isn't full-proof however. Members have to take appropriate steps in order to protect their identities as well. Our software and policies provide the structure, the rest is up to each member.

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for Medical advice, Diagnosis, or Treatment provided by a qualified Health Care Provider. Always consult your Doctor, or Mental Health Professional before trying anything you read here.


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