Depression Articles

Postpartum Depression – Answering Important Questions

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

I did a talk recently about postpartum depression and used a really resource to help answer some questions. Katherine Stone’s blog is a tremendous resource for all things related to mental health and pregnancy.

Untreated Depression During Pregnancy – Part 2

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

This week I’m highlighting recent expert opinions on untreated depression during pregnancy. My post a few days ago highlighted a research paper stating that anti-depressants generally “do not provide clinically meaningful benefit to women with depression.”

Inside the Depressed Mind

Friday, January 11th, 2013

One of the more frequently read posts on the family mental health blog is PMDD Hard to Endure Harder to Explain. I know many of you who have experienced any form of depression can find it difficult to describe what it’s like inside your mind.

Postpartum Depression – What Moms Really Want

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Postpartum depression can rob the life out of a mother without her understanding what’s happening. It comes when mothers are most vulnerable.

Teen Depression and Resources To Help

Friday, February 24th, 2012

This is a follow-up to the previous post about bullying and suicide risk in teens.

Spouse Of A Depressed Person – Facing Tough Reality

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Today a read a new comment on the post “When a Depressed Spouse Refuses Help” and was inspired to write a long response. It got long enough that I decided to make it a separate post for everyone to see more easily.

Depression – It’s A Family Affair

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Every now and then, I’m reminded just how connective mental health problems can be. By that, I mean how much one person’s depression can touch everyone else in their family. Depression is truly a family affair.

APA Blog Party – A Story Of Postpartum Depression and PMDD

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

[Postpartum Depression and PMDD – Hope For Help]

Today I’m participating in the APA (American Psychological Association) Blog Party! I’m going to take my turn by telling my postpartum depression story and share some thoughts on the general topic of mental health.

Babies With Depression – Is It Possible?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Last week I caught part of an article in Time Magazine called “Small Child, Big Worries.” It focuses on a diagnostic manual developed by a non-profit child advocacy group called “Zero To Three”.

Omaha School Shooting – Suicide Homicide Tragedy

Friday, January 7th, 2011

On Wednesday, the nation got news of a tragedy in my home state of Nebraska. You’ve most likely heard at least a blip about the school shooting that happened in Omaha


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