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New Research on Depression in the Workplace.

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JOURNAL

Mental Health Matters Journal for Psychiatrists & GP's

MHM September 207x300

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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

What’s the difference between a teen just being a teen and a teen being depressed? It’s normal for teenagers to be sullen. At the same time, teenage depression is a widespread and serious problem that needs professional help. How do you tell the difference? Here are some guidelines from the Stanley Foundation for Bipolar Research.

Normal behviour:

• staying up late, sleeping late
• not talking to parents
• spending hours on the phone
• weird hairdos, bizarre outfits
• rapid mood changes

Symptoms of depression:

• insomnia, sleeping all day
• loss of appetite
• not talking to friends
• inattention to personal appearance/hygiene
• prolonged sadness or indifference
• school failure

 

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