Depression Counseling

Mental Health and People of Color…

Posted by on Jun 24, 2021 in Depression Counseling

Mental Health and People of Color…

The stigma of Mental Illness continues to be very prominent in many African Americans and other minority communities around the country. In 1949 the Mental Health America (MHA) organization, created Mental Health Awareness month and although the month of May is designated for this awareness, there really isn’t a month in the year that one shouldn’t be fully aware of their mental health. Mental health awareness month began to increase awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in the lives of Americans and to celebrate recovery from mental illness. It also serves as...

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A New Wave of Depression…

Posted by on Aug 8, 2020 in Depression Counseling

A New Wave of Depression…

This year has been like no other.  2020 came in with the roar of a lion and its sound still lingers in the air.  Many had huge plans for this year,  2020 is/was significant as the metaphor of the year is linked to perfect vision, seeing things clearly, getting/gaining clarity, and so on. It was going to be an extraordinary year for most.  Well, it is an extraordinary year, but not in the way we thought it would be.  For many in this country and around the world, 2020 will definitely be the most memorable year of their life, but unfortunately not in a good way. Death, destruction,...

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Is change really possible? ……

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in Depression Counseling

Is change really possible? ……

It’s a New Year,  it’s a fresh start, it’s a new beginning.  Who you were last year,  should be bigger, better and an improved version this year.  This is not to say that everyone needs improvement, if you are fine with who you are, then change is not necessary for you.  This is for everyone else who wants change, because there are some things in their life that they would like to improve.  Every year brings new hopes and dreams along with it.  Some of us would like a fresh start at failed endeavors or at least a do over of certain things.  However, nothing changes until you change.  Meaning...

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SAD… Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Depression Counseling

SAD… Seasonal Affective Disorder.

SAD… Living on the East Coast makes it a bit easy to write about this disorder, as winter is a definite unavoidable season.  With short, cold days, with little day light time, it’s no wonder this season affects so many individuals.  Seasonal  affective disorder (SAD), also known as “ winter depression”, or “winter blues”, affects approximately 10 million Americans.  Sad is characterized by depressive symptoms which appears in the fall or winter months  and lifts in the spring time.  Prevalence of SAD  Research suggests that 10 to 20 percent of...

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Breaking up is Hard to Do…. (Part 11)

Posted by on Feb 26, 2017 in Depression Counseling

Breaking up is Hard to Do…. (Part 11)

In my previous blog of this series, “breaking up is hard to do”, I discussed the psychological and physiological symptoms of a broken heart. In this concluding blog I will discuss ways to help heal a broken heart and recommendations on how to help avoid further broken hearts. How you cope with a heartbreak is determined by how you have been raised or nurtured. The pain will take time to heal, and it cannot be avoided. But once you are able to get out of that state of mind, how you move on from there, will be very crucial to your future relationships, especially if this was our...

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Breaking up is hard to do…….(Part 1)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Depression Counseling

Breaking up is hard to do…….(Part 1)

They say that breaking up is hard to do. Well, it is. It’s probably one of the hardest things that human beings will experience. Have you ever wondered what the body actually goes through during a heartbreak? The physical symptoms are usually obvious to all, but the psychological symptoms are also very real and will last much longer than the physical ones. Did you know that one can die from a broken heart. Broken hearts are real and the pain that it inflicts is also real. In this two part blog series, I will explore various aspects of a broken heart. This blog will focus on the...

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