In a world where terrorism is on the rise, economies are less stable, divorce is rampant, and more diseases are being discovered but fewer are being cured, everyone needs hope. We long to know that everything will be okay. We desire to know more than anything that WE will be okay. [more]
In today’s Ask Dr. B, a reader asks how to help her father who is grieving during the first Christmas after his wife’s death.
In today’s Ask Dr. B, Dr. Bengtson provides helpful tips on how to walk alongside someone who is depressed during the holidays. #depression #mentalhealth
In the struggle to find the perfect gift to make someone feel loved, what can you offer to those who have heart-felt needs? A smile, hug, your time, words. #mentalhealth
If you have not ever suffered with depression, may I say, count yourself fortunate. But may I also say, I can guarantee you know someone who has, and you know someone who is. It is estimated that by 2020, depression is going to be our greatest epidemic worldwide. That’s greater than ADHD and learning disabilities. Greater than cancer. Greater than heart disease. But because it can’t be seen like a broken leg, it’s often ignored or mistreated, and the stigma is perpetuated. There is help and hope. We can be part of the solution.