In many circles there exists a myth that childhood depression doesn’t exist, but that simply isn’t the truth. Although it may be more common for adolescents to experience depression, children as young as 3 years old can have depression. Over the past three decades I’ve seen the incidence of childhood and teen depression rise significantly. It’s a serious illness, but also one that is treatable.
Sometimes we have to be intentional about caring for ourselves, especially during a stressful holiday season. The holidays are always portrayed as a merry, cheerful time, yet not everyone feels that way. Get ahead of anxiety, overwhelm and avoid burnout by practicing self-care for this year.
It’s a common phenomenon. Once the holidays are over, we often feel deflated and can’t find our joy. In this podcast, join us as we talk about SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder or the winter blues. We share tips and resources that will make a difference and help mitigate its effect.
Holidays are hard following the loss of a loved one. You can’t take away your loved one’s grief but you can be present to provide comfort in their grief. Read more for 10 ways to help a loved one who is experiencing grief at Christmas.
If you have ever experienced depression or anxiety, or suffered the loss of a friend or loved one to death by suicide, then this show is the perfect show for you. My guest, Veronica Sites, is a first response crisis chaplain who knows first-hand about the tragedy of suicide.