A Letter To The Person Who Helped Me Through My Depression

I have so many people who help me through my depression, and anxiety, My best friend, my parents, even my Godchildren, it would be hard to pick just one to write a letter to.  As I have been thinking about this, another question came to my mind, that question is “Who has the greatest influence … Continue reading A Letter To The Person Who Helped Me Through My Depression

What to expect when you’re unsuspecting

I've talked a little about my struggle with anxiety, and depression in an earlier blog, but just scratched the surface.  I have found that mental health has become a lot more "socially acceptable" to talk about, and more people are feeling free to talk about their experiences myself included.  We do however still have a … Continue reading What to expect when you’re unsuspecting

What it’s really like living with someone who has depression…

Morning arrives and a new day begins. I wonder if this is a day filled with joy or a day filled with worry and sadness? I focus on my morning prayers and believe the day will be a good one. Various things can cause my depression to arise. From worries to painful memories to unknown … Continue reading What it’s really like living with someone who has depression…

Thank You for Helping Me through My Depression: A Simple Letter

Here is a simple letter. This letter thanks the person who wakes up every morning barely wanting to, but does anyway. This letter is to the survivor, the warrior, and the one who keeps pushing through. This letter is for you. Dear You, You might not know me, or maybe you do. You might not … Continue reading Thank You for Helping Me through My Depression: A Simple Letter

How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression

How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression

Changes in mood and emotional ups and downs are natural parts of life. If you’re struggling with a low mood and lack of motivation, you may wonder if what you’re feeling is just normal or something more serious. Here are some ways to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression.  An emotional slump is often situational. Maybe there are some sad or stressful things … Continue reading How to tell the difference between an emotional slump and clinical depression

Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues

The calendar says spring is fast approaching, but for many of us, winter rages on. We cling to the moments of sunshine while wading through many inches of snow, longing for warmer days, pretty flowers, and the sound of happy birds. The longer winter is, the harder it becomes to battle back against the winter … Continue reading Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues

Venturing the Communication Barrier When It Comes To Helping Someone with Depression

Difficulties Reaching Out When Experiencing Depression Experiencing the symptoms of depression are draining and exhausting. It takes courage, strength, and stamina to constantly push through the days where even getting out of bed is a hassle. Because depression is different for everyone, self-care, self-help, and support also vary depending on each individual's needs. What is … Continue reading Venturing the Communication Barrier When It Comes To Helping Someone with Depression