Tag Archives: Depression

The 4 Types of Drinkers

September is National Recovery Month. My work with male clients who have substance problems has taught me that there are basically 4 Relationships to Alcohol. For the sake of discussion keep in mind that one drink is considered a 12 oz beer, 5 oz glass… continue reading The 4 Types of Drinkers

9 Tips for Summer Relaxing

Our summers are not always filled with the sun-kissed tans after days on the beach or carefree conversations over a crackling fire. Our hopes of vacations and free-time are often shattered by busy sports schedules and overwhelming appointments. But the truth is that our bodies… continue reading 9 Tips for Summer Relaxing

Ways to cope with stress

Stress is part of everyone’s life and is, unfortunately, something that none of can entirely avoid. It can enter our lives as a result of a change in our circumstances; this change is often reflected in our body and mind to assist us in the… continue reading Ways to cope with stress

How to beat those winter blues

In Michigan, the shortest day of the year has less than nine hours of daylight. It’s easy to fall into the mood of the climate when there are so many days of cold, cloud covered skies. Seasonal Affective Disorder, also referred to as winter blues… continue reading How to beat those winter blues

I Should be Happy with my Newborn. Why do I Feel so Sad?

When we welcome a new child into our families, our world changes-whether it is our first child or our fourth. A host of new responsibilities accompany the new member of the family. Mom’s body is adjusting from pregnancy to providing milk for baby. Sleep schedules,… continue reading I Should be Happy with my Newborn. Why do I Feel so Sad?

My partner tells me I’m depressed. Is that possible?

“Depressed people are always crying and complaining about things-and that’s not me. I’ve been exhausted lately, but I think that’s different.” Many people do report feeling sad or blue when they are depressed, but some don’t describe it that way. Some people may continue to… continue reading My partner tells me I’m depressed. Is that possible?

I feel so hopeless. Am I depressed?

It is normal to have periods of discouragement in life. As we work through disappointment, discouragement or grief, we find ourselves gradually feeling better after a few days or weeks. However, sometimes the sky seems to grow darker and darker as the weeks go by.… continue reading I feel so hopeless. Am I depressed?