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.
In today’s Ask Dr. B, a reader asks for advice on how to handle the stress and depression often brought on by the holidays.
Many have asked me recently how I stay “the happiest girl in the world” despite some very difficult circumstances. I have addressed that in other posts and will continue to do so, but today’s guest post by my friend, Becky Cortino, gives a glimpse into the importance of finding humor in every day!
We will all experience loss and grief sometime in our life. Today Dr. Bengtson addresses “How do you not just grieve, but grieve well?”
In today’s Ask Dr. B. column, a concerned reader seeks help on how to help a suicidal friend. Dr. B offers her professional suggestions.
Today’s guest post by Rachel Newman shares the revelation God gave her about the source of her depression.