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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

Dave Miers, PhD, is the counseling and program development manager for mental health services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, Neb.

He helped establish the Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition in 1999 and chaired/co-chaired this Coalition until 2017. He currently serves as the past co-chair. Dr. Miers is a member of the leadership group for the Lincoln/Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition. Dr. Miers has published research and co-authored a chapter in the Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research focusing on family survivors of a child suicide. Dr. Miers helped develop the Lincoln Lancaster Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) team in Lincoln, Neb. He also helped develop other LOSS teams in Nebraska and is active with LOSS team development on a national level.

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