Today I stared at my blank word processor page for several minutes. No words, no particular bent, no juicy news event on my mind. Just thinking about the many topics I could write about.
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.
[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.
'Tis the season for graduations and last days of school. It's a time of mixed emotions - anticipation (happy and sad), separation, accomplishment, relief, fear, stress, and more. Where are you on the scale?
When a special day like an anniversary or birthday rolls around, a little fantasy comes along with it. Maybe your love will do something unexpected and romantic. Perhaps your family will have supper and a nice relaxing evening together all planned out. The same kind of thinking can apply to a day like Mother's Day.
Parenting has become an industry. So many books, videos, experts, (ahem) bloggers, and talk shows tell parents what they should and shouldn't while raising their kids.
If you or a family member has been affected by a severe weather disaster, you may feel helpless (even hopeless). However, there are some important things you can do to care for your family's mental health needs.