Optimistic nihilism isn’t a cure for depression. It’s a way of looking at upsetting concepts like death with a more accepting attitude. You can’t choose whether or not to be depressed, but you can choose how you wish to mitigate it. Put on your philosophy hats and let’s talk about happy topics like death, nihilism, and existential dread!
Dating someone with depression is not easy. Sometimes, it can feel like you’re the only one putting energy into the relationship. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to make the relationship work better.
Seasonal affective disorder can make you feel like Mother Nature is in control of your inner happiness. Cloudy cold day after cloudy cold day can have a negative effect on anyone’s psyche. If you’re especially susceptible to SAD, you need to be proactive in fighting it. Use these tips to stay happy this winter season.
I’ve been in practice for about 15 years, working with the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, or TLAP, and many people in the legal field, specifically around depression, addiction, and anxiety. I’m going to speak with you today about the shadow side of the legal profession as well as some of the signs and symptoms of addiction and depression.
If you are struggling with depression, take a look at the video from GoodTherapy.org. The following is based on an actual case of a man who woke up one day and couldn’t stop crying.
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, a psychiatry professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine shares her experience with mania and severe depression in this video by the University of Virginia.
Does the changing of the seasons, especially in fall and winter, leave you feeling sad, fatigued, and hopeless? These are just a few common signs associated with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
One of the more advanced expressions of emotional IQ, is the ability to take full ownership of emotions or behaviors that are ours to own, while simultaneously having enough strength and resilience to not “take on” what is not ours to own.
Grief is often associated with the loss of a life. However grief can also be thought of as a significant emotion that can accompany a change in perception, a change of roles, or the loss of something sacred. As with all types of loss, the emotion of grief can be experienced as a process that can include: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Although each individual may grieve differently, grief is an important emotional state that when honestly felt can bring about hope, resiliency, and life-affirming coping responses.
Grief is the process of responding to loss. It usually occurs as a response to death, but it can also be triggered by the end of relationships, jobs, or chapters in our lives. We all deal with grief at some point; it’s a natural response to losing someone or something we cared about deeply.