Category Archives: Mental Health

Depression – Defeating the Social Stigma

“I am so depressed!” This statement is used so often that we have become desensitized to its seriousness. Every one of us feels sad at times. When we are dealing with the loss of a loved one or common everyday struggles, we can feel overwhelmed, hopeless and alone but sometimes these feelings can become far… Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Month

Understanding what life is like for those who suffer from mental illness is top of mind this month as May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Observed in the United States since 1949, the designation was made to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone. This year, there… Read more »

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that can be very disabling if not treated properly. Though uncommon, schizophrenia is chronic and can make its victims feel out of touch with the world they live in. It changes the way one feels, thinks, behaves and interacts with those they love. Schizophrenia may seem scary, however, there… Read more »

What is PTSD

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur when a person has experienced a traumatic event in which there was an actual or perceived threat of death or injury to themselves of another.  People with PTSD often re-live the traumatic event through distressing dreams, flashbacks, or by becoming agitated and/or hypervigilant around anniversaries or other dates… Read more »

Understanding Depression: What is Postpartum Depression?

The baby blues are no joking matter, and women worldwide know this if they have experienced the effects of postpartum depression (PPD) after giving birth. Hormonal and chemical changes, combined with a ton of physical changes, can leave mom feeling moody and overwhelmed, which is normal after childbirth but may be discouraging and cause a… Read more »

Site Links