Archive for the ‘counselling’ Category
Yes, everyone worries. That is why I say that ‘Worried Wanda’ is the ‘sneakiest ‘Depression Go-Away’. She seems normal. But for those struggling with depression she is more than normal. She is a serious symptom to be dealt with.
Why? Because there is a difference between everyday worry and depression worry. Read the rest of this entry »
We are chatting about gaining new perspective for your depression journey. Why do you need new perspective? To give you hope that you won’t always feel depressed, to give you hope that maybe a new idea will shed new light on an old problem.
Last time I shared a photo of a magnificent view and I related that amazing sight to the idea of gaining new perspective. The truth is however, that looking at a scene like that will actually do nothing for my depression if I am in the midst of it. Actually, it can make me feel worse. I will look at that spectacular view and say to myself “what kind of a loser am I that I can continue to feel this lousy while looking at this awesome scene?”
So why did I share that photo? To get your attention, inspire you, encourage you to think of things higher than yourself, that’s why. Read the rest of this entry »
The truth is unfortunately, that might be what will happen to many who seek help for depression the first time. It may not be until your symptoms persist and the meds don’t work that your doctor will suggest some sort of therapy for you.
Everyone can benefit from therapy, even if they aren’t depressed, but if you are depressed it would be another really useful tool in your get well kit.
The bottom line is that it is good to have someone to talk to. The popular term is ‘talk-therapy’. Talking to someone whose only job is to listen to you! What a luxury. Read the rest of this entry »
If we are going to do a good depression review, we need to get down to basics.
Here are my eight keywords for the depression journey: Read the rest of this entry »