Many people are effected by depression who don't even realize it. Some feel like they are "just blue" or that it will "go away". True depression isn't just feeling sad it is a treatable illness. I feel like most trauma survivors go through a period of depression from what people have shared with me via email. It's not a weakness nor is it anything to be ashamed about. Like having diabetes or asthma it too can be treated.
     Just like diabetes or heart conditions, depression is a treatable disease. You need not suffer in silence. The following links will give you some information on just how widespread and how treatable this disease really is.

         Many of us who aren't survivors may even find ourselves faced with depression. That's ok. The important thing is to seek treatment. Having problems with depression doesn't mean we're failures or that we can't handle what life throws at us. Don't let yourself believe that. There is help available if you want it. You never have to go it alone.

Mental Health Net

Information about Depression

 by GlaxoSmithKline

This site offers information designed to help you get the facts and learn how to manage depression, clinically known as major depressive disorder.


Freudian Slip

Music Therapy: The Power of Music
Description: Examines the power of using popular music, something people already listen to, in therapy. Includes
examples of therapeutic messages in popular music as well

as original music by Freudian Slip, therapeutic rock band.


Depression Central

"central clearinghouse for information

on all types of depressive disorders

and on the most effective treatments."

This site is maintained by Dr. Ivan Goldberg,

 with no financial support from any public, nonprofit, or pharmaceutical source.

National Depression Screening Day

National Depression Screening DayŽ (NDSD),

the first and largest nationwide,

community-based mental health screening program.

Depression Screening

One of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you have symptoms of depression is by taking a free, confidential depression-screening test.

Late Life Depression

Provides information and treatment for depression,

anxiety disorders, and insomnia in older Americans. 


Psychology Information Online

Information on depressions

including myths and treatment possibilities.


National Institute of Mental Health

Gives descriptions of types of depression,

lists symptoms and possible treatment options.


Wings Of Madness

"Since 1995, Wing of Madness has been providing information and support to people trying to deal with their depression or that of someone they know."