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TO SUPPORT NAMI DC
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
IT'S TIME FOR ALL OF US TO STEP UP
AND CHANGE THE CONVERSATION
In a country where 1 in 5 people are
affected by a mental health condition,
it's time for all of us to step up and change the conversation.
Join Mayim Bialik and pledge to be #StigmaFree.
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A PERSONAL STORY
Rebecca had her first bout with depression when she was 16. In her 60's now, Rebecca has taken almost every anti-depressant known to mankind. She says she's had so much psychotherapy, she's run out of things to say. Nothing, says Rebecca, truly helped her during the real lows. Then her Gaithersburg psychiatrist suggested she try
something called deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation or dTMS. A sort of depression fighting helmet.
The machine looks like one of those
old-fashioned hair dryers and it's been a game changer for Rebecca's mental health.
"It's like the difference between living and just existing," says Rebecca. "I was really, really sick.