When I lose, my courage wavers and I begin to feel unworthy, hopeless and anxious...
He was sitting behind his desk at work and his chest started to feel like bricks were piling up on top of it; he was sweating, experiencing shortness of breath, and had a headache. Furthermore, he hadn't had a good night's sleep in weeks. He sat there fearful that he was having a heart attack … Continue reading Anxiety in Men
Last week was National Suicide Prevention Week, and it hit me hard, especially when I was reminded that suicide is the third leading cause of death among children and young adults from ages 10 to 24. I thought about all the people I knew who died by suicide, and even though I didn't know all … Continue reading Suicide is Not For Cowards!
There is a gross misperception that when an individual enters young adulthood (between the ages of 18 to 29) they transition into a state of bliss, fun and contentment. On the contrary, it can be extremely difficult to adjust when transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. For many in that age group it is a time … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Young Adults get Depressed
I recently facilitated a rap session with a group of teens and young adults ages 16 to 19. They identified one of their main stressors as their parents’ unintentional oppressive tendencies. They were frustrated with the dictatorship parenting style in their homes and stressed its ineffectiveness. Although well intentioned, certain parenting approaches can unknowingly trigger … Continue reading Four Reasons Why Teenagers Rebel
All roads take you on a journey; you don't have to travel through this life alone. Sometimes life seems like a long lonely road to nowhere. Most of us walk around pretending that we have it all together, even when we're hanging on by a thread. The thought of telling someone that we feel depressed, … Continue reading Depressed in Silence!