Surviving This Christmas Season With Depression

I know it’s predictable at this time of year, but I think it’s worth talking about some coping strategies for surviving Christmas with depression. Here are some ideas for how you can help minimise stress and prevent depression relapse over Christmas. Don’t Worry about Making Christmas Perfect When you look at television ads at this time of year, youContinue reading “Surviving This Christmas Season With Depression”

Is Being Sad the Same Thing as Being Depressed?

Sadness isn’t the same as depression. Constantly feeling sad for more than 2 weeks can be a symptom of depression. But not everyone with depression experiences sadness, and it’s just one potential symptom.  Sadness, as an emotion, will generally pass on its own after a few minutes, hours, or days. Depression, on the other hand, isContinue reading “Is Being Sad the Same Thing as Being Depressed?”

Mental Health & the Holidays for Seniors

The holidays can be stressful for almost every age group, and each age group experiences holiday stressors differently. Children feel anxious about stressed-out parents. Older students worry about exams. Young professionals juggle overbooked work, social, and family calendars. Parents may fret about finances, gift lists, in-laws, logistical arrangements, and more. Although they often have fewerContinue reading “Mental Health & the Holidays for Seniors”

6 Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Someone Who Has Depression

You can’t fix your friend’s problems, but there are other things you can do You’ve noticed some changes in your friend that concern you. You’re not sure if it’s depression or just a bad few days, but you want to help. So where do you start? Clinical psychologist Adam Borland, PsyD, gives some strategies that canContinue reading “6 Do’s and Don’ts for Supporting Someone Who Has Depression”