Archives for May, 2013
Have you ever been judged by someone else incorrectly? Do you feel judged or unfairly perceived by someone in your family or outside of your family? What about after certain incidents such as having a loved one hospitalized or telling someone your loved one suffers from a severe mental illness?
Depression is one of those health conditions that usurps every part of a suffering individual's life. Employment, interpersonal relationships responsibilities, motivation, future goals, level of patience, etc. are all affected by depressions sting. As I described in a previous article, depression clouds the sufferers lens so that everything appears nebulous.
Depression is quite complicated. It entails a host of symptoms that perplex even the savviest therapist. Depression is even more complicated in children and men because the expression of symptoms is not as clear-cut for them as it is for others. Nonetheless, depression is one of those “diseases” that requires a compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, and understanding individual to identify it. Families, caregivers, and friends who suspect a loved one experiencing depression ought to know that...
Good mothers are always mothers to be treasured. As many Mother’s Day cards, plaques, teddy bears, and other wonderful gifts often say around this time of year, mothers are everything we need and more. My mother has been one of the strongest assets in my life and has given (and still gives) every aspect of herself. Her love is all I need many days to remind me of the beauty of life. We have come...
Children's Mental Health Awareness Day is coming up May 9, 2013 and this is a time to focus exclusively on the issues that plague our children today. Issues that dominate the media are also of importance such as:
gun control laws
bullying prevention and development of consequences
preventing mass violence
providing resources for kids within the educational system to receive mental...