Category Archives: Depression
No one wants to be a fluffer.
I mean emotionally. I mean that for several blogs now the emphasis is on taking charge and ownership of your feelings, rather than expecting someone else to do so for you. But that being said, it is absolutely fine to … Continue reading
You talking to me?
The scene and the reference are obvious to anyone who has been drawing breath for the last 35 years. Given how many times I have seen Taxi Driver, I watch that scene and I consider the dialogue as symptomatic of … Continue reading
The Holidays are not meant to make us feel good (So you can stop worrying).
The end of the year has never been an easy time for us humans. Before the last hundred years, you really had to worry about the cold, the snow, the sharing of cramped spaces, and inadequate resources. And something that … Continue reading
Going Home. Again.
Given how vocal we Americans tend to be about our freedom and individuality, it is hard not to notice all the fuss about where we originally came from. It is also very hard not to notice the nostalgia attached to … Continue reading
Are your meds making things worse?
After having it recommended to me by two different fellow counselors, I finally read the new book by journalist Robert Whitaker entitled, Anatomy of an Epidemic. I think it should be required reading for anyone who ever has been on … Continue reading
Are you man enough for therapy?
After reading an interesting article from the New York Times here, I thought it would be good timing to discuss whether men in our society are feeling like therapy is less and less of an option for them. To get … Continue reading
How much do you have to suffer before your insurance cares?
Or How sick do you have to be to get any help around here? For anyone who has worked in the mental health industry, the usage of the term consumer as opposed to patient or client is nothing new. Paul … Continue reading
Grief and Loss. When you don’t know what to say.
We have all been there. Someone we know—family or friend—, or sometimes a complete stranger shares with us a staggering loss. It could be a death, a job loss, a relationship ending, a change in fortunes, or some other game-changing … Continue reading
Why therapy? It’s a fair question.
If you are the kind of person who still goes to book stores, you can find aisles full of self help books, celebrities and people-who-think-they-are-celebrities offering all kinds of amazing, life changing strategies in less than 300 pages. You have … Continue reading