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  • Morning Depression

Morning Depression: Why You Wake Up Feeling Depressed and How to Cope

By |2020-01-23T13:34:02+02:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

Did you wake up depressed and tired? The good news is there are ways to help. A diurnal variation known as morning depression happens to more people than you think. Sometimes these changes in overall mood happen rapidly and randomly. The strange thing is, people often just think it’s grogginess or a normal process of [...]

  • difference between grief and depression

What’s the Difference Between Grief and Depression? 6 Things That Separate Them

By |2020-01-19T19:51:42+02:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Knowledge & Personality Tests|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know there’s a difference between grief and depression? Well, it can be complicated to explain. In simple terms, grief can eventually go away, while depression can last for a lifetime. But that’s not all you need to know. There are other facets of these conditions that separate one from the other. Learning the [...]

  • post-holiday depression

How to Cope with Post-Holiday Depression and Return to Daily Life

By |2019-12-28T13:12:43+02:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

Most people look forward to the holidays, but post-holiday depression can be difficult. The excitement of the holidays, no matter what holiday you observe, is overwhelming and joyful, but after the holidays are over, depression can set in. Most of us know about this feeling, it either creeps in after Christmas or follows up after [...]

  • Survivor’s Guilt

What Is Survivor’s Guilt and How to Manage It to Move on in Life

By |2019-12-29T20:27:19+02:00December 29th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

Survivor’s guilt is when we live while others succumb to a traumatic or sudden death. This is never an easy pill to swallow. While I’ve never served in the military and I was hundreds of miles away from New York during the 9/11 events, I watched my aunt suddenly collapse and die right in front [...]

  • Signs of Unresolved Grief

10 Signs of Unresolved Grief That Poisons Your Life

By |2019-12-21T15:58:55+02:00December 21st, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever felt like your heart was broken but did not know why?  This could be due to unresolved grief. When a loved one dies, we grieve, but then over time, we heal. It sounds simple, doesn't it? Well, it's not. Sometimes we have to deal with unresolved issues due to the grief we [...]

  • Mental Health Stigma

Why Mental Health Stigma Still Exists Today and How to Break It

By |2019-12-19T18:21:12+02:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

I’d hoped it would be much better by now, but mental health stigma still rages on. And we suffer in its aftermath. I speak as someone with mental illness, and I am not afraid to share anything about those illnesses. But that’s not what this is about. I want to talk about stigmas, the disgrace [...]

  • holiday stress

How to Handle Holiday Stress When You Have Mental Illness

By |2019-11-25T13:31:43+02:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , |

When you have a mental illness, it can seem impossible to deal with holiday stress. What can we do? The holidays are right on top of us, and the air is filled with a buzz, it seems. While most people get excited about the holidays, it can feel just a bit different from those who [...]

  • fear appeal

What Is Fear Appeal and How the Mass Media and Businesses Are Using It

By |2019-11-20T18:06:40+02:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

You may not have noticed it, but you are likely to have come across fear appeal tactics used by mass media and businesses that want your custom. So what is fear appeal and how does it affect our attitudes and behaviors? Fear appeal is a carefully constructed message that aims to arouse fear in an [...]