Fairfield County Resources
More programs and services from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Memoirist Mary Cregan will discuss her new book, The Scar: A Personal History of Depression and Recovery¸ and her struggle with depression with Angelina Miceli, Asst. Clinical Director at Positive Directions.
The Scar is at once an intimate narrative and an education in the history of melancholia, the asylum, electroconvulsive therapy, antidepressants, and the experience of those who suffer from depression. Cregan’s unflinching honesty, along with her research into a range of issues that affect a life with depressive disorder, makes THE SCAR an unforgettable and poignant act of reflection. It also provides insight into the management of depression that will offer hope to anyone struggling with the illness.
10 Common Warning Signs of Mental Health Conditions
Suicide Prevention Resources
If someone talks about suicide, you should take it seriously. Urge them to get help from their doctor or the emergency room, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.TALK (8255). It is available 24/7.