Category:

Depression

5 Ways to Help Your Partner Struggling With Depression

5 Ways to Help Your Partner Struggling With Depression

One of the most helpless feelings in the world can involve witnessing your partner struggle with depression. For starters, you may vacillate between guilt (Did I cause this? Why can’t I do more to help?) and frustration (Why won’t they let me be more help?). It’s a...

How to Notice if Your Child is Depressed

How to Notice if Your Child is Depressed

Kids can be a mystery when it comes to their emotions. So, a minor change in mood is not an automatic red flag. However, with depression in children on the rise, it’s important to know how to discern a problem more quickly. The number of children with depression rose...

What is Grief?

What is Grief?

Each human is unique. We possess distinct perspectives and behaviors. One thing we all share in common is that we will experience loss. Grief is a word used to describe how we react to such loss. No two people grieve the same. There is no one “right” way to mourn. The...

What is Grief? 5 Ways We Navigate Loss

What is Grief? 5 Ways We Navigate Loss

Every single human being will experience loss and endure grief. Yet, this universal reality is under-discussed and under-examined. Suffering a loss connects us to the largest tribe on the planet. So, why not break the taboo and push past the stigma? Talking about the...

How to Handle Grief and Loss: Actions You Can Take

How to Handle Grief and Loss: Actions You Can Take

In my last blog, I talked about the importance of normalizing the emotions connected to grief. We live in a culture that often downplays and denies the need to process loss. The more people who get in touch with grief-related feelings, the better we can collectively...

How To Handle Grief and Loss: Normalizing the Emotions

How To Handle Grief and Loss: Normalizing the Emotions

We live in a culture that prefers to not talk openly about grief, loss, and death. Meanwhile, every single one of us will experience grief, loss, and death. Why is something so universal treated as if it were uncommon? We all have our personal losses. In addition,...

How Depression Can Impact A Couple

How Depression Can Impact A Couple

It’s not unusual for people to believe a healthy relationship will keep mental illness away. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. And, with 1 in 6 Americans struggling with depression, it very much does impact couples. If one partner is suffering from depression,...

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Mental Health

How The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Impacted Mental Health

It’s been at least 18 months. That’s a year and a half of conflict, confusion, and contradictions. A global health crisis quickly morphed into an endurance test. Like a twisted reality show, we have been asked to navigate hardships we were not prepared for. Fears for...

7 Ways Depression Can Impact Your Relationship

7 Ways Depression Can Impact Your Relationship

We’ve all been in a bad mood before. Depression, however, is much more than occasionally being a “Debbie Downer.” It’s a diagnosable condition (major depressive disorder) that requires professional treatment. It’s also a strain on relationships. Recent studies found...