A gentleman recently called our office.
We were happy to talk to him, and very glad he’d called us.
The man we talked to lives in Virginia, and has a sister who lives in Kentucky.
She suffers from treatment resistant depression, and has had a hard time of it. Her illness has not responded well to medications. From what we heard, her life has been pretty much ruined by depression. The brain disease has cost her plenty.
He called us because our article on treatment resistant depression had given him hope for his sister. That’s one of the reasons we wrote the article. Knowing our article had reached someone like him, concerned about a family member, felt great.
He wanted more information.
He wanted to pick our brains.
Would TMS be a good option for his sister? Should he find a psychiatrist near her home in Kentucky to determine whether she’s a candidate for magnetic stimulation therapy? Did we think TMS might work for his sister? It’s a big decision for him, and would be for us if she were our sister.
It was an exciting phone call for several reasons
- Many people are helping to stamp out depression by sharing our stuff on Facebook and other social media, and they’re helping strangers and friends
- People are finding what’s been shared, and it’s making a difference to them
- We’re reminded once again how we’re all in this together
- Everyone, everywhere knows someone who suffers from depression
- People all over are learning depression is a brain disease
- TM is available everywhere, not just here in Georgia, and word about this safe and effective therapy is getting out
- As more people learn the facts about depression and its treatment more people will be saved from the heartbreaking consequences of the disease
Getting this phone call tells us we’re on the right track, but we still need your help.
One of our goals is to stamp out depression worldwide.
We’re beginning to make a dent in the problem, thanks to so many of you sharing with your Facebook friends material you find valuable about this illness, but how many people still haven’t gotten the message?
At TMS Augusta we want to treat depression locally, and we also want everyone, everywhere to know about this illness, and effective treatments for it, no matter where they live.
We hope we helped this gentleman, and think his sister lucky to have such a caring, involved brother. It was an honor to talk with him, and flattering that he called us in Augusta. Depression is our common enemy. We’re glad to know he’s on his sister’s side as she deals with it.
We wish this gentleman all the best as he determines the best possible way to help his sister. We appreciate so much being able to speak with him.