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JOURNAL

Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

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SPEAKING BOOKS

suicide book

Literacy is a luxury that many of us take for granted.  We depend on written communication for information, guidance, and access to heath care information That is why SADAG created SPEAKING BOOKS and revolutionized the way information is delivered to low literacy communities. It's exactly what it sounds like.a book that talks to the reader in his or her local  language, delivering critical information in an interactive, and educational way.

The customizable 16-page book, accompanied by local celebrity audio recordings, ensures that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood..

We started with books on Teen Suicide prevention , HIV, AIDS and Depression, Understanding Mental Health and have developed over 30 titles, such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines for over 30 countries.

depression book

Arlington, VA-The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has released a
new brochure, Women and Depression, about the many dimensions of major
depression in women. It can be downloaded at www.nami.org/womendepression.

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* 1 in 8 women experiences depression in their lifetime; twice the
rate as men, regardless of race or ethnic background.



* Middle-aged Hispanic women have the highest rate of symptoms,
followed by middle-aged African American women.



* Young Asian American women have the highest rate of younger groups
and the 2nd highest rate of suicide among 15 to 24 year olds. American
Indians and Alaska Native adolescents are the most likely to attempt suicide
and die from it.



"Nearly 18 million Americans experience depression every year," said NAMI
medical director Ken Duckworth, M.D. "Some experiences are unique to women,
including post-partum changes, infertility, and hormonal fluctuations
throughout their lives."



"Information in the brochure will help women help themselves, as well as
other women in their lives. All family members benefit by learning more."



"The good news is that with correct diagnosis, most people can be treated
effectively. The bad news is that two-thirds of people living with
depression don't get the help they need."



Major depression is a medical illness that affects a person's mind, mood,
body, and behavior. It is more than "feeling down" because of a recent loss
or family, work or financial stresses. It occurs when these feelings become
more intense and persist to the point that they affect daily functioning.



The 13-page brochure highlights symptoms, causes, women of color, life
stages, and treatment, with additional sections on seeking professional
help, self-help, preventing recurrent depression, and helping other women.
Bulk copies for community education can be purchased on-line at
www.nami.org/womendepression.



Publication of the brochure is supported by an educational grant from Wyeth
Pharmaceuticals. NAMI does not endorse or promote any specific medication or
treatment. Individuals should consult their doctors.

 

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