Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

Tips for Managing Depression During the 2020 COVID Holiday Season

The holiday season can be emotionally taxing, especially for those who struggle with depression. This year’s COVID pandemic has made the 2020 holiday season particularly difficult. Many of us are grieving over traditions which won’t happen this year. Maybe we…

A Conversation About Depression

A Conversation About Depression

Van Andel Institute hosted “A Conversation About Depression — Hosted by Carol Van Andel.” The fully virtual event discussed the biological underpinnings of depression and explored how a better understanding of the disorder can be translated into improved diagnostics and treatments. The panel included Pine Rest’s Dr. Eric Achtyes and Dr. Mark Eastburg. Link to full video.

How to Count Your Blessings When You’re Feeling Depressed

How to Count Your Blessings When You’re Feeling Depressed

“What if I just don’t have any blessings to count this holiday season?” Thanksgiving and the holiday season that follows represents an opportunity to count our blessings and have an attitude of gratitude. But for people experiencing difficult life circumstances…

Why Men Do Depression Differently

Why Men Do Depression Differently

Why DO men do depression differently? Traditional male roles are less traditional than ever before, yet males still tend to exude values of self-reliance, willpower, control and stoicism. All are of little use or consolation when it comes to overcoming…

Depression in the Pandemic Workplace: What Can We Do?

Depression in the Pandemic Workplace: What Can We Do?

By Bob VandePol, MSW The pandemic and all the ensuing uncertainty and disruption in our lives, communities and globally has fueled a surge of individuals reporting depression symptoms. Some surveys report as many as three times more than in a…

The Different Faces of Depression

The Different Faces of Depression

October is Depression Awareness Month With over 300 million experiencing depression worldwide, it is one of the most common mental health conditions that exists. Depression affects people of all ages, ethnicity, race, gender and income levels. Yet depression can look…

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines

Preventing Suicide: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, Safety Plans and Hotlines
September is National Suicide Prevention Month, set aside to support and connect with those who’ve been impacted by a death by suicide or have suicidal thoughts as well as to create more awareness about suicide prevention. Thinking about or attempting...

Getting Things Done: Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

Getting Things Done: Tips on Overcoming Procrastination

We have an uncanny ability to find new and inventive ways to avoid taking action. Our moods can rob of us of motivation just when we especially need it to feel better. On the other hand, we also encounter avoidance…

Focusing on Men’s Mental Health

Focusing on Men’s Mental Health

The mental health of men and boys is often overlooked, even though it can take a significant toll on their lives. When ignored, mental health issues can affect physical health and life expectancy. Untreated mental health conditions can lead to…