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On The Air: Brain Injury Radio “Another Fork in the Road” 

with

Panelists: Survivor, Melissa Cronin and Survivor Troop, Juliet Madsen

Topic: Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

presented

by

Donna O’Donnell Figurski

Depression is a state of mind that can cause mental mood disorders. It is devastating and can affect every aspect of daily living. It can affect people in so many different ways and it is pure agony resulting from desperation and the need to escape. Depression is not an unfamiliar state for those who live with brain injury.

Juliet Madsen and Melissa Cronin, both survivors of brain injury, join me to discuss depression and suicide – two common, yet serious, repercussions of brain injury.

Melissa Cronin Head Shot 2When a car went rogue careening through 2 1/2 blocks of the Santa Monica, California Farmer’s Market it left Melissa Cronin with not only broken bones and a ruptured spleen, but also with a Traumatic Brain Injury. Melissa is the author of “Invisible Bruise” and “Silencing the Boom.” Both stories are published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books.

Juliet Madsen Uniform

Troop, Juliet Madsen, got her brain injury while serving her country in Iraq. Juliet is a member of the Board of Directors of R4 Alliance and is a master quilter. You can see some of her work at “Stroke of Luck Quilting.”

If you missed this show on “Another Fork in the Road” on October 4th, 2015, don’t fret. You can listen to the archived show here. Click the link below.

See you “On the Air!”

On The Air: Brain Injury Radio “Another Fork in the Road” Depression and Suicidal Thoughts with panelists, Survivor, Melissa Cronin and Survivor Troop, Juliet Madsen

Sources I used for this show:

  1. Everyday Health – 8 Unconventional Ways to Ease Depression

http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression-pictures/unconventional-ways-to-ease-depression.aspx

  1. Health – 7 Types of Therapy That Can Help Depression

http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20310354,00.html

  1. Mayo Clinic – Psychotherapy

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/psychotherapy/basics/definition/prc-20013335

  1. Mental Health Foundation – Depression

http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/help-information/mental-health-a-z/D/depression/

  1. The Guardian – Robin Williams, depression and the complex causes of suicide

http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/aug/18/robin-williams-depression-causes-suicide

  1. WebMD – Psychologist or Psychiatrist: Which Is Right for You?

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/psychologist-or-psychiatrist-which-for-you

  1. WebMD – Symptoms of Depression

http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/detecting-depression

Hotlines:

If you or someone you know needs immediate help, don’t waste time on the web, call 9-1-1 immediately.

There are many depression and suicide hotlines. Here are some I located. I am NOT endorsing them, but if you have concerns about depression or suicide, I might want to look into them in advance of any crisis.

 

  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) Suggested by the Mayo Clinic

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

  1. Samaritans 24-Hour Crisis Hotline (212) 673-3000

http://samaritansnyc.org/24-hour-crisis-hotline/

  1. 24/7 Crisis Support 775-784-8090  

http://crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html

  1. Most states have mental health hotlines. Here is a site that has links to most states.

Suicide Hotlines

http://www.suicide.org/suicide-hotlines.html

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