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Gabriela Brenes

Radio Ambulante

San José, Costa Rica

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Esta selección es un puntapié inicial para ampliar nuestra comprensión sobre depresión y salud mental. Si conocen más recursos, por favor no duden en compartirlos con nuestra comunidad. 

Stories In This Collection (9)

A Depression Fighting Strategy That Could Go Viral

The New York Times

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A strategy for stopping widespread depression in developing countries should be as obvious as one for combatting epidemics. A new strategy aims to downshift jobs to local workers to act as peer therapists.

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Depressed? Try Therapy Without the Therapist

The New York Times

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MoodGYM is an online program targeted to help those suffering from depression for whom it is a challenge to access therapy because of location or the stigma it carries.

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Fighting Depression, One Village at a Time

The New York Times

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In many nations with highly traumatized people, psychologists and psychiatrists are absent. Different programs in various nations are training ordinary people and creating community groups to effectively satisfy the mental health needs of their community.

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For Teens in Crisis, the Next Text Could Be a Lifesaver

The New York Times

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With pressures of depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise, teenagers in the United States are challenged to find the comfortable outlet and accessibility for emotional support. The Crisis Text Line offers a counseling service through mobile texting, which reduces the shame that can occur wh...

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Treating Depression Before It Becomes Postpartum

The New York Times

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Postpartum depressions are often assumed to be associated with hormonal changes in women - in fact, only a small fraction of them are hormonally based. Proactive treatment and support can be life-saving.

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In Zimbabwe, ‘Grandmothers' on Benches Help Fight Depression

News Deeply

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Mental health care is often overlooked in Zimbabwe even though depression is prevalent. The Friendship Bench Project involves benches located by clinics where individuals can come speak to older female counselors about their struggles.

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A Crisis Line That Calms With Texting and Data

The New York Times

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Anxiety, suicidal ideation, and depression are all alarmingly prevalent amongst Americans. Crisis Text Line lets you text immediately with a crisis counsellor when you need someone to talk to. The organization is growing and 86% of users report that the conversations are helpful.

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Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities

NPR

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By using a "greening intervention," in which abandoned lots in low-income neighborhoods were turned into parks, researchers were able to determine that having a park in close proximity improved community member's mental health and wellbeing.

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To Focus On Students' Emotional Well-Being, India Tries 'Happiness Classes'

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In past months, students in Delhi, India have found a new addition their incredibly rigorous academic curriculums: happiness classes. In an attempt to combat high rates of stress and depression linked to student suicides, the classes focus on emotional well-being and meditation, but critics conte...

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