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When Depression Is Severe

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

Severe depression is life threatening, so it is worth every effort you make and every resource it may take to get depression under control and make life more manageable.

Communicate With Your Doctors

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Communicate With Your Doctors

You and your doctor need accurate information from each other. Open communication with your doctor is one of the most important factors in getting and staying healthy.

Participate in Your Treatment

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Participate in Your Treatment

Better health is more likely when we agree on a plan of action with our doctor and follow it.

Promote Your Health

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Promote Your Health

Healthy eating, activity, and safety habits help us live for as long and as well as we can.

Organize Your Health Care

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Organize Your Health Care

Make Good Treatment Decisions

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Make Good Treatment Decisions

We must understand what our treatment choices are and their risks and benefits.

Depression: When Should You Get Help?

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Promote Your Health

Depression is a common condition, especially in people with chronic illnesses. Here’s how to recognize if you need help.

Need Help With Your Mental Health?

PREPARED PATIENT ARTICLE

How can you distinguish clinical depression from day-to-day sadness - and when does it require professional help?

What Is Palliative Care?

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Plan for Your End-of-Life Care

Palliative care provides therapies are designed to make patients more comfortable and ease the symptoms of serious illnesses or conditions. Learn more.

How Much Will Your Health Care Cost?

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care

It can be hard to figure out how much your health care will cost ahead of time. Here are some tips for preparing for the cost of your procedures.

Getting Health Insurance

PREPARED PATIENT RESOURCE | Pay for Your Health Care

Don’t have health insurance? Here’s advice on how to find the right insurance for your needs.