PHCS News

Web Chat—Depression and Suicide Prevention: What You Need to Know

Aug 13, 2014
The death of Robin Williams in an apparent suicide this week generated considerable public awareness of depression, an often underestimated and misunderstood illness that one in 10 Americans will experience during their lifetimes.

Depression can be debilitating and disrupt every aspect of an individual's life, including his or her health, relationships, education, and career. But it is treatable.

Join Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) at noon on Monday, August 18, for a free web chat designed to help viewers understand depression and learn how to determine if they, or loved ones, need help.

George F. Wilson, MD, a board certified psychiatrist with expertise in treating depression, will discuss the warning signs, symptoms, and risks associated with depression as well as treatment options.

Dr. Wilson will respond to questions from audience members. To participate, visit PHCS' USTREAM channel—at www.ustream.tv/princetonhealth—using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Viewers who want to ask questions during the chat will need to create a user account or log in using an existing Facebook or USTREAM account. Questions may also be emailed in advance to PrincetonHealth@gmail.com.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
anwilliams@princetonhcs.org