In this medical health Dr. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, shares his recommendations for coping with and recovering from mental illness.
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What do you recommend for someone who is struggling with mental illness? Well, one of the things is that, since you are struggling with these issues, is you need to struggle with lots of it. These are illnesses that you can't generally live with. It's just a sad fact, particularly with a disease like depression, there is such a feeling of absence often very difficult that you don't have the energy to find someone. Even if you are such a person who immediately -- but here the answer has got to be in a partnership with which people who are struggling with these illnesses have someone there as an advocate like they can call personally, therapist or the friend, whatever the person would it be, it's got to be someone who is providing a relationship, a helpful relationship. Well, this is a situation where medications could be very helpful. We are offering with medication, person who is available to offer services that necessary. Yeah, it's interesting, if someone breaks their life, they could get medication to allow a regular heal. Certainly that's we have to get the strength so you will ultimately be able to get out of depression. Here we have a medication for someone to help you in such cases, and we need a whole range to rehab services to get back to work. We need to have relations integrated to community, we need to have place, decent and safe, all of those things are considered to be as base of treatment with someone.