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Feeling down every once in a while is a normal part of life, but if these feelings last a few weeks or months, you may have depression. Read this article to find common signs and symptoms of depression, treatment options, and if you or your loved one may be at risk for depression.  Please click on the link above for more information.

Also, here are 4 Facts About Depression by NIH.

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Click on link above for information for new caregivers from the National Institute of Aging.

The Family Caregiver Alliance is a wonderful, local resource.  Their mission is to improve the quality of the life for family caregivers and the people who receive their care. 

Adults with disabilities report experiencing frequent mental distress almost 5 times as often as adults without disabilities. Please click on the link above for more information.

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People who have serious, chronic, or terminal illnesses are at increased risk for experiencing anxiety and depression.  This article talks about symptoms that the patient or caregiver may experience, as well as some tips to help.

Important Answers to Frequently Asked Questions of Associate Clinical Social Workers from the Board of Behavioral Sciences

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Not everybody can afford to pay privately for therapy.  Maybe you don't have Medicare or mental health coverage, and are having difficulty finding a therapist.  Maybe you don't have any insurance.

The Crisis Support Services of Alameda County's In-Home Program is a free program. They do accept donations but clients are not obligated to make a donation to receive services. The On-Site Program has a sliding-scale fee but no one is refused services for lack of ability to pay.

If you are interested in receiving services or would like more information about their program, contact the Therapy Services Program by calling: 1-800-260-0094.

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