Could My Teen Have Depression?

Could My Teen Have Depression?

Could My Teen Have Depression?

A certain amount of moodiness and acting out is normal for teens, so I’m often asked how to know if a teen is struggling with depression. We usually think of sadness as the main symptom, but depressed teens may act…

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

The typical teen is described as moody, tired, irritable, withdrawn and angry. Research shows 11% of teens have a diagnosable depressive disorder and only one in five gets help. So, how can parents tell when their teen is experiencing normal…

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or arthritis can come as a blow. It's normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. However, you can learn to manage these feelings...

Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Mental Health

Men’s Health Month: Focusing on Mental Health
Men’s Health Month is celebrated every June to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among boys and men. Often overlooked is men’s mental and emotional health, an area that can take...

Electroconvulsive Therapy Can Be A Lifeline In Treating Major Depression

ECT helps to improve or even eliminate the depression symptoms an individual is experiencing. The benefits of ECT include: improved mood, increased pleasure, more restful sleep, better appetite, more positive attitude, less agitation, increased sexual interest, more energy, clearer thinking and more hope.

Strategies for Controlling Your Anger

Strategies for Controlling Your Anger
Wrath, fury, rage — whatever you call it, anger is a powerful emotion. Unfortunately, it’s often an unhelpful one. Anger is a natural human experience, and sometimes there are valid reasons to get mad like feeling hurt by something someone...

Anxiety and Depression: Your Cope Ahead Plan for the Holidays

Anxiety and Depression: Your Cope Ahead Plan for the Holidays
What do you get when you struggle with anxiety and/or depression and combine lots of family time, a little too much entertaining and a dozen Christmas cookies? The opportunity to make a Christmas Cope Ahead plan to help you take...

How to Enjoy a Not-So-Perfect Holiday

How to Enjoy a Not-So-Perfect Holiday

A perfectly browned Thanksgiving turkey, a magical Christmas filled with just the right presents, a Hanukkah celebration rivaling those you remember from childhood…everyone has holiday expectations. Planning for the perfect holiday often creates pain and disappointment when the idealistic expectations…

P.L.E.A.S.E.: Self-Care Tips for Anxiety and Depression

P.L.E.A.S.E.: Self-Care Tips for Anxiety and Depression

Would you deny a child food for a day or feed them whatever they wanted all day long? What about letting them stay up all night watching TV or playing video games? If they had a bad day would you…

The ABCs of Managing Our Emotions

The ABCs of Managing Our Emotions

“Stop being so sensitive.” “Just think positive!” “Quit being overly emotional.” These are phrases individuals struggling with depression, anxiety or difficulty regulating emotions hear repeatedly. If only it was as easy as “stop it!” In reality, learning to manage our…