Coping with Grief at Thanksgiving

Coping with Grief at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is known as a time for celebrating not only gratitude but also our special bonds with family and friends. Many of us are grieving losses, and because the holidays are associated with spending quality time with loved ones, we can feel the pain of our grief that much more acutely this time of year.…

How Can I Develop Emotional Resilience?

How Can I Develop Emotional Resilience?

Developing emotional resilience requires that we change our perspective – on ourselves, on our addictions, on life in general. Many of us have been conditioned to strive for perfection, and we’re taught that anything less than perfect is wrong and unlovable. We think of our challenges as burdens, and we run from difficulty. This mentality…

Geriatric Depression

Geriatric Depression

We may just viewed people who are depressed as young people who are dealing with the stresses of school or finding a job or supporting their family. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than two million people ages 65 and older have some form of depression. It is important that depression is…

What Makes Someone Depressed

What Makes Someone Depressed

Having depression is a serious mental illness. You could be depressed for one particular reason, a variety of reasons, or maybe you do not even know yourself. It is important to find out what the trigger is to your depression so that you know what to tell a therapist when you go into treatment. Depression…

Different Forms of Anxiety

Different Forms of Anxiety

Life hands us all a number of stresses which can make us worry. The difference between experiencing every day worries and those with anxiety is having anxiety is not being able to function because of those worries. Anxiety exists in many forms and it is important that each case be taken seriously before it takes…