Top 10 Social HealthMakers: Depression

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  • Meet Our Top 10
    Meet Our Top 10

    Meet Our Top 10

    These experts and patient advocates share their depression advice and experiences, helping sufferers learn more about the signs, symptoms, treatments and prevention of depression.

  • Julie de Azevedo Hanks, MSW, LCSW, BCD
    Julie de Azevedo Hanks, MSW, LCSW, BCD

    Julie de Azevedo Hanks, MSW, LCSW, BCD

    Licensed psychotherapist Julie Hanks, LCSW has over 20 years in the mental health field, providing outpatient psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families with complex mental health and relationship problems. She provides answers to visitor questions on PsychCentral.com, hosts the "You and Yours" podcast, and blogs on her own site.

     

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  • Natasha Tracy
    Natasha Tracy

    Natasha Tracy

    Natasha Tracy writes the award-winning Breaking Bipolar blog on HealthyPlace.com, and also hosts the Bipolar Burble blog. Natasha has been diagnosed with ultra rapid cycling bipolar disorder type 2, and writes primarily about mental health, bipolar disorder, depression and treatment-resistant depression.

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    Bipolar Burble

  • Therese J. Borchard
    Therese J. Borchard

    Therese J. Borchard

    Therese J. Borchard is Associate Editor at Psych Central, contributing regularly to the World of Psychology blog. She also writes the daily blog "Beyond Blue" on Beliefnet.com, and is the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes and The Pocket Therapist.
     
  • Chato B. Stewart
    Chato B. Stewart

    Chato B. Stewart

    Chato Stewart is a mental health advocate, board-certified Recovery Peer Specialist and artist behind the cartoons seen on the Mental Health Humor blog -- drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder. His mission is to use humor as a positive tool to cope with the debilitating effects of mental illness.

     

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    Mental Health Humor

  • Nancy Schimelpfening
    Nancy Schimelpfening

    Nancy Schimelpfening

    Nancy Schimelpfening has been the About Guide to Depression since 1998, and has earned a master's degree in community health education. She has a lifetime of experience with depression, experiencing firsthand how devastating this illness can be and how the correct medical intervention can turn mere existence into living.

     

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  • Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA
    Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA

    Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA

    Daniel J. Tomasulo is a licensed psychologist specializing in group psychotherapy and psychodrama, blogger for Psychology Today and provides answers to visitor questions on PsychCentral.com. His latest book, Confessions of a Former Child: A Therapist's Memoir, is the 2009 Written Art Award winner in creative non-fiction.

     

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    Psychology Today

  • Marcia Purse
    Marcia Purse

    Marcia Purse

    Marcia Purse serves as the Bipolar Disorder Guide for About.com -- Bipolar Disorder, having worked on the website since it started in 1998. Marcia was diagnosed with bipolar disorder more than 10 years ago, and knows firsthand the difficulties of living with the illness and finding the right treatment.

     

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  • Rick Nauert, PhD
    Rick Nauert, PhD

    Rick Nauert, PhD

    Rick Nauert is the Senior News Editor at PsychCentral.com, and has more than 25 years experience in clinical, administrative and academic healthcare. Dr. Nauert earned his doctoral degree from The University of Texas at Austin in health care informatics, health administration, health education and health policy.

     

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  • Jack Smith
    Jack Smith

    Jack Smith

    Jack Smith has been recognized as one of the top health bloggers, authoring the "Coping with Depression" blog on HealthyPlace.com, and also hosting the "One Man's War on Depression" blog. He was diagnosed with major depressive disorder about seven years ago, and writes as a way to cope, relate and connect with others struggling with depression.

     

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    One Man's War on Depression

  • Michael Friedman, LMSW
    Michael Friedman, LMSW

    Michael Friedman, LMSW

    Michael Friedman has worked in the field of mental health for over 40 years, having served on numerous advocacy and public advisory groups including the Geriatric Mental Health Alliance (which he founded in 2004), and the Veterans Mental Health Coalition of NYC (which he co-founded in 2009). He currently teaches at the School of Social Work and the School of Public Health at Columbia University.
     

     

Top 10 Social HealthMakers: Depression