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February 2, 2023

Managing depression / anxiety

Form submitted from the website with message:
SOS! Mayday ! I’m drowning in depression My husband and I need help Navigating our future with PD
Any suggestions ?
Initial phone conversation revealed that the subject was diagnosed with PS about 12 years ago, They live rural Rensselaer. Their spouse owns a store and works long hours away from home. They see a PD and movement disorder specialist. They are worried about depression and the state of their marriage.
Sent following email and followed up with another phone call.
Dear C,

Don't give up. It's great that you are reaching out. Here are some resources for help.....

If you are feeling like you might hurt yourself or others, you can call 911, or SAMHSA National Helpline at 800 662 4357. This is a 24 hour telephone hotline for treatment, referral and information.

Please call your movement disorder specialist, or your primary care physician, for medical evaluation for possible medication adjustments and/or a therapist. Depression and anxiety are known and treatable symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.

Another way to find a therapist is to call NAMI for therapy referral:
Address: NAMI Capital Region NY
PO Box 397
West Sand Lake, NY 12196-0397
Phone: (518) 588-6949
Email Address:
Serving: Albany, Greene, Rensselaer and Saratoga Counties

Another resource is the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline.
You can call the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636) for answers to your Parkinson’s disease (PD) questions. Staffed by nurses, social workers and health educators, the Parkinson's Foundation Helpline is there to support you in any possible way, including:

Current disease information
Medical issues including symptoms and treatments
Health and social care
Referrals to health professionals and community resources for local support
The Parkinson's Foundation Helpline is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. They can assist you in either English or Spanish. You can also email them with a question at any time:

Please feel free to reach out again, if you wish.

Better days are ahead.

Managing depression / anxiety
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