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Recent articles in Depres­sion

For some reason there are two ways to have emotions, very big or none. Society tells us to keep calm and love all and then to hate with a passion. Why is there no in between? How about today we start to listen with our heads and feel with a mix of kindness and caring. There are many days that feeling not happy or not sad just don’t feel right and we can change that. There is a range of appropriate happy and just enough sadness to be able to express yourself in the way that you want. It ...
440 PointsSilver

Carly Herbert

/ Therapist with Open Heart / LMFT
It doesn’t matter who you are, you’ll experience a troubled heart at some point in your life. Knowing what to do when things are crashing down in your life is important for healing. Do you refuse to trust others? Do you refuse let any one get close to you because you don't trust them? Pretend your life was free of struggle. How could you help or minster to others that have a troubled heart if you didn’t understand how it feels? How would you know what it feels like to ...
1700 PointsSilver

Antoinette Johanna Sparrow

/ Commitment Phobic Coaching
When she’s 9 years old, Rose Edelstein, the protagonist in Aimee Bender’s The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, can’t wait to bite into her mom’s made-from-scratch lemon-chocolate cake. It looks absolutely delicious. But when she does, instead of savoring the sugary, spongy sweetness, she’s shocked to taste hunger, hollowness, and absence. Rose discovers that she can taste people’s emotions through their food, and her outwardly cheerful mother is anything but cheerful on the ...
2700 PointsGold

Lauren Roberts Stidger, MS, LPC

/ Licensed Professional Counselor / LPC
                                                              Emotions are universal, and most of the time we go through life without thinking about them. However, when we experience feelings of discomfort, our souls become uneasy, and sadness, stress, anger, fear, grief, loss, and relationship problems can begin to complicate life. So ...
680 PointsSilver

Mama Sue

/ Advice Columnist
This is the third article in the series of articles I will write about grief and duel processes. If you have missed the second one, here is the link for it: https://chatowl.com/blog/907/grief-and-duel-processes-part-truth-about-five-stages-grief . This article is a short review of the famous book: On death and dying by Elizabeth Kübler Ross and the “stages” of grief which, have become a major source of misunderstood concepts that have made grieving for many people more difficult ...
2770 PointsGold

Javier Molina, LP

/ Licensed Psychologist / LP
Many people are somewhere between being fiercely independent and joined at the waist when dating. When newly in love, we have an endless desire to please our partners. Hormones are released at this time that cause us to want to bond with our partners and feel euphoric, among other emotions. I recently read a meme that said, “Validation is for parking.” But with love-induced chemicals flowing through our brains, is it also for people? I read another quote that said, “Being wanted ...
2670 PointsGold

Stephane Louis, LMFT

/ Licensed Counselor | LGBTQIA / LMFT
This is the second article in the series of articles I will write about grief and duel processes. If you have missed the first one, here is the link for it: https://chatowl.com/blog/896/grief-and-duel-processes-part-1-a-short-introduction . This article is a short introduction to what grief and duel processes are. At the end of the article, I mention one of the mainstays on the subject, which is the Kübler Ross “model” (more on that afterwards) of grief and the book where it first ...
2770 PointsGold

Javier Molina, LP

/ Licensed Psychologist / LP
Depression affects everything about you including your behavior, body and your ability to maintain a stable relationship. When an individual is suffering from depression, then you know he/she may be experiencing feelings of hopelessness, loneliness or sadness regularly. Other symptoms of depression include apathy, guilt, and worthlessness, among others. Additionally, depression makes you lose interest in activities that were once enjoyable. Many times, you keep harboring negative ...
1580 PointsSilver

Takira Johnson

/ Parenting and Couple Relationship Therapist / MFT
Depression Symptoms, Treatments & Foods that Help Signs and Symptoms How do you know when you're just going through a difficult time or if it's something more serious? At what point are you considered clinically depressed? While a doctor is the only one who can make a qualified diagnosis, there are signs and symptoms of depression that can signal your need to see a professional. This article lists some of the common signs of depression as well as suggested natural ...
1580 PointsSilver

Takira Johnson

/ Parenting and Couple Relationship Therapist / MFT
Identifying Depression and Some Common Myths Dерrеѕѕiоn iѕ called a "diѕеаѕе," but it iѕ ѕо muсh mоrе.  It’s a ѕtаtе оf separation. People ѕuffеring frоm dерrеѕѕiоn tеnd to fееl ѕераrаtеd frоm еvеrуthing аnd everyone, including thеmѕеlvеѕ. Mаnу реорlе uѕе thе word dерrеѕѕеd to describe when thеу аrе fееling ѕаd.  However, "depression" iѕ ѕо muсh more thаn ѕаdnеѕѕ. Thеrе аrе a variety ...
1580 PointsSilver

Takira Johnson

/ Parenting and Couple Relationship Therapist / MFT
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