Friday, May 20, 2011

Esperanza Article: The Ripple Effect

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When one person in a relationship is dealing with depression, it often affects their partner. An online excerpt from the Esperanza article "The Ripple Effect" states that "research published in BMC Public Health in August 2010 found that spouses of those with mental illnesses, including depression, were more apt to exhibit signs of anxiety and depression themselves." The article excerpt also includes tips for keeping your mental health balanced if your partner or spouse is dealing with depression.

When a loved one struggles with a mental illness, it's important for family members to be informed and supported. For information, support and advocacy resources, visit NAMI Southwestern Pennsylvania's website or call the office at (412) 366-3788.

Contributed by Lora M. Dziemiela, Program Secretary

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