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.
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.
In today’s Ask DrB column, a reader asks about the difference between depression and exhaustion. Read on to see Dr. Bengtson’s answer.