Binge-Watching TV Linked to Depression

(CNN) — A new study finds binge-watching television could be bad for you. Researchers with University of Texas in Austin say they’ve found a link between marathon TV sessions and depression and loneliness. The researchers surveyed more than 300 18 to 29 year-old people about their television-watching habits and how often they felt lonely or … Continue reading »

Local Group Helps Treat Depression

EUGENE, Ore. — Officials say comedian Robin Williams, who was found dead Monday, had been seeking treatment for depression. They say his death is sparking a lot of discussion about mental health and getting help. Mental health experts at Willamette Family in Eugene see patients every day who deal with different mental battles. Therapists say … Continue reading »

Research Finds SAD Symptoms Uncommon

CORVALLIS, Ore. – New research by an Oregon State University assistant professor and others suggests that getting depressed in the winter may not be as common as often believed. In a recent study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers found that neither time of year nor weather conditions influenced depressive symptoms. Lead author … Continue reading »

Mental Health Resources Available

EUGENE, Ore. — In light of recent events, like the tragedy in Newtown, mental health is becoming an important issue across the country. Lane County Public Health wants to make sure people know about mental health resources that are available. Overall, 33 percent of Oregon adults report poor mental health. In Lane County in 2005 … Continue reading »

State of Mental Health in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut spurred a nationwide debate surrounding gun control in our nation. The tragedy also highlighted the state of mental health in our country. It forced states to look at their services. Lane County is leading the way when it comes to providing health care. Like many counties across … Continue reading »