How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health

How Cancer Can Affect Mental Health
February 4 is World Cancer Day. Cancer can affect your mental health - according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the link between physical and mental health is two-fold. Not only are patients with a serious physical illness...

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotionally taxing for everyone. However, it is often particularly miserable if you are struggling with managing depression during the holidays. You know you should be excited to spend time with family and should be enjoying…

Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss

One of the reasons suicide is so tragic is that it is a stark reminder of just how connected we all are to one another. The void left when someone dies by suicide is unlike anything else. The impact ripples…

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

How to Count Your Blessings When You Have Depression

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” For most of us, Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people…

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Everyone experiences sadness at times. But depression is something more. Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days. It interferes with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable….

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...

Resizing Your Christmas Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Christmas Expectations While Grieving

Facing a loss this holiday season? This might be a good time to think about resizing your Christmas expectations while grieving. Several years ago I met with a patient to discuss ways she could cope with the holiday season after…

Navigating Loss and Change During the Holidays

Navigating Loss and Change During the Holidays
Holidays mean time spent with loved ones - a concept most of us grew up believing. Holiday traditions create an atmosphere of warmth and togetherness each year and provide a sense of comfort and belonging. However, recreating that cozy holiday...

Supporting Grieving Children During the Holidays

Supporting Grieving Children During the Holidays

The holidays are here and there is tinsel, glitter and joy everywhere. As we recall our childhood holidays, many of our memories include family gatherings, Santa Claus, gift giving and the birth of our Savior. The feeling of excitement, anticipation…

Art Therapy – Not Just for Kids

Art Therapy – Not Just for Kids
Usually when I ask someone to create art during a therapy session, the response is, "I'm not an artist." Yet walk into any preschool classroom where students are finger painting and, most likely, none of the children are concerned about...