Living in the northern hemisphere exposes Canadians to Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months, women more so than men. Simple behavioural changes, supplemented with psychotherapy can easily help you manage this form of depression.
Depression is harder to detect in people who exhibit atypical symptoms. These individuals struggle with the same inner turmoil as other depressed individuals. Yet they can get out of bed, hold down a job and juggle family obligations. Here are some signs of depression therapists wish you knew.
A healthy mind has direct bearing on your overall wellness, just like your physical health. Your social, emotional and psychological states directly affect your thoughts, feelings and actions. Yet, most people are loathe to seek professional help for mental suffering compared to physical suffering. How do you know when to reach out? Here is a three point self assessment to evaluate how healthy your mind is.
Dating is challenging for everyone. But when you suffer with depression, dating can feel scary and overwhelming. Not only do you feel particularly raw and vulnerable to possible rejection, but should a connection be made, you have the added burden of figuring out how and when to tell the person about your depression. Should people […]
Being a parent is the hardest job on the planet. But being a parent of a child with a mental illness can feel unbearable at times. All parents want to do what’s right for their kids, but when your child is sick, either physically or mentally, the desire to “get it right” becomes even more […]