Archives for May, 2011

Depression

Depression – It’s A Family Affair

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.

Major Depression

Major depression can occur when you least expect it and with someone who hasn't had a history of depression before.  It could be triggered by a weather...
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Depression

APA Blog Party – A Story Of Postpartum Depression and PMDD

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.

Depression Tough To Spot Even For a Professional

First, I am a licensed mental health counselor with a masters degree.  Second, I have experienced postpartum...
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Graduations and Other School Transitions

'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?

Parents And School Transitions

School is all about kids, but I'm telling you - parents go through school transitions, too.  Kids moving to the next building, moving to a new school...
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Mother’s Day – Truth and Fantasy

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.

A small part of my mind wanted...
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Exploring The Parenting Spectrum


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.  I've had the pleasure of reading a great variety of interconnected articles this morning that I thought you should see.

The spectrum these articles (and their comments) cover is just fascinating.  It's interesting to see the choices people make -...
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