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      Proclamation 9433 of April 28, 2016 National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2016 A Proclamation Nearly 44 million American adults, and millions of children, experience mental health conditions each year, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress. Although we have made progress expanding mental health coverage and elevating the conversation about mental health, too many people still do not get the help they need. Our Nation is founded on the belief that we must look out for one another—and whether it affects our family members, friends, co-workers, or those unknown to us—we do a service for each other when we reach out and help those struggling with mental health issues. This month, we renew our commitment to ridding our society of the stigma associated with mental illness, encourage those living with mental health conditions to get the help they need, and reaffirm our pledge to ensure those who need help have access to the support, acceptance, and resources they deserve. In the last 7 years, our country has made extraordinary progress in expanding mental health coverage for more people across America. The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurance companies from discriminating against people based on pre-existing conditions, requires coverage of mental health and substance use disorder services in individual and small group markets, and expands mental health and substance use disorder parity policies, which are estimated to help more than 60 million Americans. Nearly 15 million more Americans have gained Medicaid coverage since October 2013, significantly improving access to mental health care. And because of more than $100 million in funding from the Affordable Care Act, community health centers have expanded behavioral health services for nearly 900,000 people nationwide over the past 2 years. Still, far too few Americans experiencing mental illnesses do not receive the care and treatment they need. That is why my most recent Budget proposal includes a new half-billion dollar investment to improve access to mental health care, engage individuals with serious mental illness in care, and help ensure behavioral health care systems work for everyone. Our Nation has made strong advances in improving prevention, increasing early intervention, and expanding treatment of mental illnesses. Earlier this year, I established a Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Parity Task Force, which aims to ensure that coverage for mental health benefits is comparable to coverage for medical and surgical care, improve understanding of the requirements of the law, and expand compliance with it. Mental health should be treated as part of a person's overall health, and we must ensure individuals living with mental health conditions can get the treatment they need. My Administration also continues to invest in science and research through the BRAIN initiative to enhance our understanding of the complexities of the human brain and to make it easier to diagnose and treat mental health disorders early. One of our most profound obligations as a Nation is to support the men and women in uniform who return home and continue fighting battles against mental illness. Last year, I signed the Clay Hunt SAV Act, which fills critical gaps in serving veterans with post-traumatic stress and other illnesses, increases peer support and outreach, and recruits more talented individuals to work on mental health issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs. This law will make it easier for veterans to get the care they need when they need it. All Americans, including service members, can get immediate assistance by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or by calling 1-800-662-HELP. During National Mental Health Awareness Month, we recognize those Americans who live with mental illness and substance use disorders, and we pledge solidarity with their families who need our support as well. Let us strive to ensure people living with mental health conditions know that they are not alone, that hope exists, and that the possibility of healing and thriving is real. Together, we can help everyone get the support they need to recover as they continue along the journey to get well. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2016 as National Mental Health Awareness Month. I call upon citizens, government agencies, organizations, health care providers, and research institutions to raise mental health awareness and continue helping Americans live longer, healthier lives. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.  
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Anyone Else Have Cortisone Shot Injection/depression Came Back/how Long Does It Last?

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Here is the situation..For some weird reason I developed a rash last Thursday night. I went to the ER..they gave me a cortisone shot. I had no idea the side effects it would have on me. I was doing well and not depressed anymore and this weekend I became a depressed mess..My mind felt "slow" If I had any idea the shot could have done this I would have never gotten it and suffered the rash out. The itching from the shot would have been better than feeling like this...

Anyone else have a similar side effect? How long did it last?

Jim

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Hi pittguy

I have never had a cortisone shot, but I have had a 10 day course of cortisone tablets.

They did have a tendency to make me feel a little low and weird, I also got dizzy, I had to go on other medication after the cortisone and was told to wait 1 week, before starting the other med. I felt alright within a few days of stopping the cortisone.

Trace

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Cortisone is a steroid which will have been given to reduce the rash. Have you been referred to a dermatologist since being in the ER? As an orthopeadic secretary I am unaware of people having reactions, probably going to your family doctor for an explanation is warrented. Depressive mood swings can happen and are probably unlikely to be related to the steroid but your doctor will be able to reassure you.

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Here is the situation..For some weird reason I developed a rash last Thursday night. I went to the ER..they gave me a cortisone shot. I had no idea the side effects it would have on me. I was doing well and not depressed anymore and this weekend I became a depressed mess..My mind felt "slow" If I had any idea the shot could have done this I would have never gotten it and suffered the rash out. The itching from the shot would have been better than feeling like this...

Anyone else have a similar side effect? How long did it last?

Jim

You didn't mention if you were on any meds that have that side effect. From personal experience, Lamectal has this side effect and I had it quite severely. Rash, redness and tiny bumps especially on chest and stomach areas, neck and in hairline in the back of the neck. psy rx Prednosone, and my gp gave me itch cream. OTC stuff doesn't work on this. Took a good 2 weeks to clear up. Am ok now. Off Lamectal, on Seroquel which makes me not want to wake up and am groggy all day. So now, off of that and on Resperidol as soon as I go get it. I am human giney pig(sp?)

I doubt if shot made you feel like that, the er or whoever prescribes rx should always let you know what if any side effects may happen. If they don't, read the insert or ask the doc. Hope you're ok now.

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Here is the situation..For some weird reason I developed a rash last Thursday night. I went to the ER..they gave me a cortisone shot. I had no idea the side effects it would have on me. I was doing well and not depressed anymore and this weekend I became a depressed mess..My mind felt "slow" If I had any idea the shot could have done this I would have never gotten it and suffered the rash out. The itching from the shot would have been better than feeling like this...

Anyone else have a similar side effect? How long did it last?

Jim

Jim - I totally think it was the cortisone shot. I went into the hospital on Wednesday, Aug 12 for a cortisone shot in my sacroiliac joint to quell the inflammation and pain. On Saturday morning I

awoke in a severely depressed state. I tend towards depression due to some medication I take

and also because I have chronic pain. However, this was the worst I have ever felt - I lost my appetite and my husband said I looked depressed. I don't know why this happened now - last

summer I had two epidurals with cortisone injections and no problem. I am also taking Gabapentin

and wonder if the mixture of the two drugs could have caused this. I am still very depressed

and lethargic and don't know when the cortisone will be out of my system. If anyone has any

comments, I would appreciate it. I did call my doctor and he did say that it is possible to get

depressed from the cortisone shots. I am seeing him this Thursday to get deails. Unbelievable!

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...they gave me a cortisone shot. I had no idea the side effects it would have on me. I was doing well and not depressed anymore and this weekend I became a depressed mess.

Jim

I know this is an old thread, but I thought somebody researching this might want to hear from another "victim". I've had three cortisone shots in the past 12 months - one for a bad poison ivy outbreak, one in a sprained, swollen knee, and another big one this week for excruciating sciatica (which was actually brought on by a chiropractic "adjustment" of my lower back).

Each shot, and particularly this last big one, put me into a lethargic depression - but it was well over 24 hours before each injection actually "kicked in". It's a cruel irony that the shots do stop the inflammation and pain, but they put you in the dumps emotionally at the same time. I'm at the bottom of this last slump right now, feeling really depressed - lost my appetite too - which is why I'm back here. So glad to find this old thread to reassure me of why, all of a sudden, I suddenly feel so down and have no interest in doing anything. But no more sciatica!

If I remember right, it takes a week or more for the depression to really start to lighten up. Oh, fun....

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