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Merryland PSA

This video is intended to promote sufferers of Depression, specifically college aged students, to seek help and talk to others about their problems. We understand that a lot of students deal with this and other mental illnesses, and we believe that knowledge about their problems and talking about their problems can and will alleviate individuals’ life stresses. While seeking professional help such as from a school counselor or your family doctor is preferable, some depressed people may not feel comfortable making that step, which is why we also promoted the idea of talking with friends and family for support and care. Furthermore, there is currently a stigma against seeking mental health care, a stigma that prevents many from seeking help. Our plan is to promote the idea that talking with others about psychological issues is normal and accepted.

9 Comments so far »

  1. PeterGunga18 said,

    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 11:12 am

    Absolutely incredible research from an incredible researcher.

  2. firefighterveteran said,

    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    Well done: I am very encouraged by the research Dr. Nock is doing and want to thank him for his educational insights, wisdom and passion in bringing information to the Baltimore Symposium on Suicide and Depression in the Fire Service sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation. Well done.
    Shannon Pennington , Executive Director
    North American Firefighter Veteran Network google; N.A.F.F.V.N.

  3. MBSCare said,

    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Nock. I look forward to learning more about your research, and using the assessment tools.


    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 12:12 pm


  5. ussr1942 said,

    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    Very effective video, I think it will help a lot of colleges students out there

  6. a778999 said,

    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    five stars as promised, Tolu

  7. bikinibottom01 said,

    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 1:25 pm

    excellent PSA — well done.

  8. TGURL97 said,

    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    Great PSA. Great message.

  9. saintangelsin said,

    Wrote on June 26, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    This is a fantastic PSA. Congrats to Dan for making this! (by the way, this is Megan Lahman from Writers’ House)

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