Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Resizing Your Holiday Expectations While Grieving

Are you facing a loss this holiday season? This might be a good time to think about resizing your holiday expectations while grieving. Several years ago I met with a patient to discuss ways she could cope with the holiday…

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

The holiday season can be emotionally taxing for everyone. However, it is often particularly miserable if you are struggling with depression. You know you should be excited to spend time with family and should be enjoying all the preparatory events….

Loving Someone Who is Grieving During the Holidays

Loving Someone Who is Grieving During the Holidays
Unfortunately for those who have recently experienced loss and are grieving, grief doesn’t take a holiday. Attempting to navigate a world that is celebrating inevitably intensifies the loss experienced for the person who is grieving. Not only is the grieving...

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help with Depressive Disorders

Everyone experiences sadness at times. But depression is something more. Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days. It interferes with the activities of daily life and can even cause physical pain. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable….

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

Mental Health Tips in the Wake of Trauma

When tragedy occurs, our sense of well-being feels violated. Elizza LeJeune, LMSW, offers tips on how to care for ourselves in the wake of trauma.

Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss

Hope for Survivors of Suicide Loss
Suicide is a tragic and stark reminder of just how connected we all are to one another. The void left when someone dies by suicide is unlike anything else, with the impact rippling through a community in immeasurable ways. Suicide...

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…

9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies

9 Tips for Supporting Someone After a Loved One Dies
Supporting someone after a loved one dies provides a daunting challenge. Those you reach out to will never forget your response. Neither will you. The following suggestions have proven helpful: 1. Listening is the most effective communication tool. There is...

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness such as diabetes, cancer or arthritis can come as a blow. It's normal to experience a range of emotions in the wake of such a diagnosis. However, you can learn to manage these feelings...