South Shore Mental Health Presents “Depression Across the Lifespan” at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Milton.
On Thursday, October 30, 2014, Dr. Philip Quinn, of South Shore Mental Health’s Bayview Associates, addressed a group of community members assembled in the Nangeroni Education Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Milton Hospital to learn more about depression. Sponsored by the hospital as part of its ongoing community education series, Dr. Quinn’s presentation focused on recognizing the warning signs and symptoms of depression and knowing when, where, and how to seek treatment for people of all ages.
“Depression is a mental illness that doesn’t discriminate,” said Harry Shulman, SSMH President and CEO. “It’s also an illness that can be treated very effectively. Understanding that depression is not a personal flaw, but rather a mental illness that—like physical illness—requires diagnosis, is an important step toward seeking treatment. The sooner we acknowledge depression and its early warning signs, the better prepared we will be to help ourselves, our families, and those around us.”
South Shore Mental Health (SSMH) provides mental health and education services in the areas of early intervention, treatment and recovery services to over 16,000 children, families and adults from Boston to Cape Cod. Visit www.ssmh.org for information or to learn more about Bayview Associates.
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton is committed to improving the health of the community by providing high quality, personalized health care with compassion, dignity and respect for patient rights in a cost effective and safe manner. Learn more at www.bidmilton.org.
For additional information on depression, go to http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml.
Since 1926, South Shore Mental Health has been building hope and changing lives for children born with developmental disabilities, and children, teens, and adults living with mental illness. Today, we have more than 700 employees based in Quincy, Marshfield, Plymouth, and Wareham, and our non-profit early intervention and mental health treatment and recovery programs reach 16,000 people from Boston to Cape Cod each year.