Anxiety, Depression

Being Present For Those In Need

Please, do not ignore someone who comes to you for help. They may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or some other mental health issues and just want to feel safe. Some people fear judgment and not being taken seriously. Trust me, if they have reached out to you, they either believe you will try to help… Continue reading Being Present For Those In Need

Depression, Self-Care

Depressed For No Reason

I've heard clients say, "I don't really have a reason to be depressed" or "my family doesn't think I have anything to be depressed about". I've heard family utter "they can't be depressed, they have everything they need" or "they can't be depressed about that, that was so long ago". I have even heard "they… Continue reading Depressed For No Reason

Depression, Routine, Self-Care

Fearing Night Depression

Sometimes people who experience depression feel more depressed at night; so much so, they fear nights and dread the night coming. But why? Think about it. At night we are normally alone, tired, and engaging in less activity. There are not as many distractions, so it easy for the mind to ruminate. Rumination is when… Continue reading Fearing Night Depression

Depression, Transformation

Change in Scenery for Mental Health

I think a change in scenery can develop into a change in thinking or at the least, a distraction from negative thinking. It’s like going to a new place and realizing that the world is much bigger than your problems. Or discovering that you do not have to be limited to living the way that… Continue reading Change in Scenery for Mental Health

Depression, Healthy Eating

High Carbs and Depression

In the past, I have had an issue with eating too fast and eating too many carbs in one sitting. So I have experienced depression after eating before. Too many carbs for me is anything over 30 carbs in one meal. It may be different for someone else, but this is when I started to… Continue reading High Carbs and Depression

Depression, Life Balance, Self-Care

How can you live a happy life if you think you don’t deserve one?

Short answer “you can’t”. If you want to live a happy life, you have to change the way you think about yourself, your circumstances, and your outlook on life. In the counseling field, we have something called “changing your narrative”. It’s basically you changing your story. Not into something that is fake or a lie,… Continue reading How can you live a happy life if you think you don’t deserve one?

Depression, Relationships

Should you date someone with depression?

If anyone is asking themselves this question, I can understand your concerns about being with someone who suffers from depression. It can be challenging being with someone who suffers from depression. You have to witness someone you care about struggle and there may not be much you can do to change it. This brings about… Continue reading Should you date someone with depression?

Depression

Do you believe you deserve depression?

I seen a question online that stated "why do people like me deserve depression"? My heart caved wondering how someone could think they deserve to suffer with depression. Then someone with their meaning-well yet, insensitive response stated "it is a disease". Just saying disorder could have been okay if we have to go there. Words… Continue reading Do you believe you deserve depression?