Are the holidays difficult for you?

Are the holidays difficult for you?

The holidays are just around the corner. Lots of lights, decorations, time with family. While some cherish and celebrate this time of year, others find themselves struggling and wishing they could just avoid the holidays altogether.

On Grieving and Saying Goodbye

On Grieving and Saying Goodbye

Losses, separations, and goodbyes, though each unique, all share one thing—they are painful. They bring sadness. Sometimes they come with other feelings such as fear, confusion, anger, despair, or guilt.

Switching Off after Work

Switching Off after Work

The end of the day, holidays, weekends, vacations: work-free time! At least in theory. In reality, however, it can be hard to turn the mind off from upcoming tasks, looming deadlines, conflicts with others, or any host of issues or problems related to work. So what can help?

Take a Moment for Mindfulness

Take a Moment for Mindfulness

This article addresses ways being mindful can improve your overall well-being when life is too fast or overwhelming. This can include helping alleviate depression. Practical suggestions for integrating mindfulness and meditation into your daily life will help you get started.

Stress And Depression – Brothers In Crime

Stress And Depression – Brothers In Crime

„I am so stressed “– A sentence we hear almost daily from colleagues, friends and family. Today, stress is often seen as a very negative influence: It can even contribute to the onset of mental illness.

Gaslighting – The Burning Pain Behind Negation

Gaslighting – The Burning Pain Behind Negation

Gaslighting is a term that has been popping up a lot lately. What exactly is it, though? While some websites promise you ’10 ways to know you’re being gaslighted’, we’ll show you why it’s not that simple—and how to take first steps to undo its damage!

The Ten Symptoms of Depression

The Ten Symptoms of Depression

What are the official symptoms of depression? Luckily, the diagnosis of depression follows the same international standards almost everywhere: For a diagnosis, the symptoms must continue for at least two weeks and they are sorted into two categories.

Depression In South Africa’s Black Community

Depression In South Africa’s Black Community

Depression is easily misunderstood in our community. Because of the existing stigma, many are not comfortable to seek help and speak about it. I want to set an example for opening up about mental health in the South African black community and share my own experience with depression.

Why Some Don’t Ask for Help – Depression & Taboos

Why Some Don’t Ask for Help – Depression & Taboos

While you may be silently wondering whether you are currently struggling with depression, you’d be surprised to know how many others are invisibly sharing that same boat with you. While some don’t dare to ask for help, depression affects so many of us – but we don’t talk about it.

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