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Published on August 13, 2014

Depression in the Summer

Summer is here! Vacations are on the horizon and your kids are out of school. Barbeques, time by the beach or the lake, and ballgames are all in your future. Most of your coworkers, family, and friends may seem more positive and energetic. Does your mood match the bright summer days?

Regardless of the season, depression can put a dark, gloomy cloud over how you see the world. In fact, summer can be a particularly difficult time of year for those with depression. Clinical depression can impair your ability to sleep, eat, work, and get along with others. It can damage self-esteem, self-confidence, and your ability to accomplish everyday tasks.

Depression is more than a low mood. It can be a serious illness. This summer, take advantage of free anonymous online screenings for depression, anxiety disorders and alcohol problems by utilizing the free and anonymous screening provided by Bryan Medical Center

To find out if you should seek treatment, take Bryan Medical Center’s anonymous and confidential online screening. It only takes a few minutes to complete. You will receive customized feedback and treatment information if necessary. Take the first step to health today.

If you would like to visit with a mental health professional, the Bryan Counseling Center has trained staff that can help. To schedule an appointment, call 402-481-5991.

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About Dr. Dave Miers

Dr. Dave Miers is the counseling and program development manager for mental health services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb. He also co-chairs the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Dr. Miers has published research focusing on family survivors of teen suicide and co-authored a chapter in an international handbook for clinical suicide research on the role of professionals in helping families after a child’s suicide. Dr. Miers assisted in the development of the Lincoln Lancaster Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors team in Lincoln, Neb.


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