When your chips are down, it may be hard to tell the difference between just another bad day at the office and clinical depression. If you find yourself frequently sad, having trouble sleeping or lacking motivation, try taking our depression health assessment test. It can help you determine if your symptoms are simply related to stress or warrant further investigation by a licensed physician or mental health practitioner. Those in need of professional assistance, can find a wide range of services through Atlantic Behavioral Health >

Depression Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available.

“More than Sad” for Teens
This program will help teenagers understand depression.
Wednesday, March 21; 4:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catherine Street, Milford, PA
For more information and to register, please call 570-409-8484, ext. 501.

Assess Your Stress Level
Find out if you’re over-stressed; no appointment necessary.
Wednesday, March 28; 3:00 to 5:00pm
Milford Health & Wellness, 111 East Catharine Street, Milford, PA
For information, please call 570-409-8484 ext. 501.

Perinatal Loss Support Group
Parents who have lost an unborn child can provide each other with mutual support and encouragement.
Second Tuesday of every month, 7:30 to 9:00pm
Newton Medical Center
For more information and to register, please call 973-940-8140.

Behavioral Health Psychotherapy Groups
The following groups held at Newton Medical Center provide education, support and therapy. For more information, meeting dates and times, please call 973-579-8581. To register, please call 1-888-247-1400.
         •Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy
         •Co-occurring Substance Abuse
         •Coping With Anxiety
         •Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adults
         •Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Teens
         •Dialectical Behavior Skills Group
         •Living with Chronic Illness
         •Mindfulness Group
         •Trauma Informed Peer Support Group
         •Veterans’ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Group
         •Wellness and Recovery Group
         •Women’s Depression and Anxiety Group

Depression Articles
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Devices that send electrical pulses to the brain -- in the comfort of your own home -- are a treatment option for depression and certain other conditions. But a new research review finds little evidence they work.

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Many U.S. veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars aren't getting needed mental health treatment for conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression or substance abuse, a national panel of experts says.

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Only one-third of people newly diagnosed with depression start treatment quickly, and seniors and minorities are the least likely to get help in a timely fashion, a new study finds.

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A year of hormone therapy cut the risk of depression symptoms in women going through menopause and early postmenopause, new research shows.

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