natural depression

Some Natural Treatments for Depression


The most common ways to treat depression are through medication, counseling, or a combination of both.  However, people are not always comfortable with the prospect of taking antidepressant medication due to stigma,…

self harm

What is Self-Harm Behavior and How is it Treated?


Approximately 322 million people worldwide experience depressive symptoms every day. While depression can look different from person to person, those who experience symptoms identify with at least some of the following general…

SAD

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a Real Thing


Arguably, one of the greatest sensations in the world is feeling the rays of the sun dance upon your skin.  The exquisite combination of heat and light simultaneously warming your skin is…

cyclothymia

What is Cyclothymia?


Cyclothymia, also known as Cyclothymic disorder is characterized as a less severe, more chronic type of biopolar disorder.  It involves episodes of hypomanic symptoms (euphoria and elevated mood) as well as depressive…

faking happiness

Are You Faking Happiness?


In a world where we are so interconnected by the internet and social media, the way we interpret our own self-worth can be heavily influenced by what we see from those we…

monday blues

What Are the Monday Blues?


You know that sad feeling as the weekend comes to a close, right? It is the feeling of dread you get on Sunday evenings when you set your alarm to get up…

sexual frustration depression

Can Sexual Frustration Lead to Depression?


A common metaphor used in psychology is the iceberg metaphor. The majority of an iceberg’s mass lies below the surface where people cannot see it. When applying it to emotions, it can…

essential oils

Essential Oils For Depression, Does It Work?


Essential oils are extracted from plants and have become increasingly popular in our culture.  Individuals interested in holistic and alternative medicines have exuberantly propelled themselves onto the essential oil bandwagon.  Names that…