Tag Archives: mental health

Laughing Matters Brings Joy to Oceana County

Laughing Matters is an annual fundraiser that supports our work at the Lakeshore Counseling Office in Oceana County. With one of Michigan’s highest rates of poverty and lowest rates of counseling access, the need for our work there is great. And the benefits of our… continue reading Laughing Matters Brings Joy to Oceana County

2014 Fall-Winter Newsletter

Read what we’ve been up to in our 2014 Fall-Winter Newsletter!

“Big T” vs. “Little t” Trauma

More than mind and body can bear Trauma is just that—more than mind and body can bear without causing disruption of our lives. We have finally come to recognize the trauma of our returning veterans, survivors of natural disasters, car crashes, domestic violence, and deaths of… continue reading “Big T” vs. “Little t” Trauma

Chasing Dragons With Plastic Swords

Boys—we marvel at the playful energy they bring into our lives. They chase each other around the yard with plastic swords and sometimes unite to team up against the neighborhood dragon. It’s a ubiquitous image, harmless and fun to watch from the back porch. Yet,… continue reading Chasing Dragons With Plastic Swords

Women, We Need Your Help With a Short Survey

One of our therapists and Director of the Men’s Resource Center, Randy Flood, is co-authoring a book to help women understand what’s going on inside men’s heads. Due to the lack of research on this topic, Randy and his co-author, Charlie Donaldson, are conducting their own through… continue reading Women, We Need Your Help With a Short Survey

Mental Illness Doesn’t Have to Be a Secret

There are movies made about it. Celebrities devote entire interviews to talking about it. And authors write books on it. But, our kids can’t talk about it at school. And adults can’t openly embrace it. Shame, confusion and misunderstanding continue to surround it. There’s no… continue reading Mental Illness Doesn’t Have to Be a Secret

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?