Depression doesn't have to be a conversation-killer. With these six important principles, you can ensure that a heavy conversation will lighten the mental and emotional burden of a friend.
I have those mornings sometimes. I wake up with the kids and put on an Academy Award-winning performance until they leave for school. As soon as my wife Lauren leaves to drive them though, all the adrenaline gets sapped out of me and I crawl back into bed.
Rob sat across from me at a sleek white table on the patio of Detroit's New Order Coffee. The steam from each of our mugs twiddled with the dawn in the calm before the storm--the storm of emotions I knew would soon whirl out of control at the feet of a therapist named Justin.
It seems depression leads to the need for help, and the cost of help leads to more depression and anxiety. Half the time, I want to give up on the pursuit of professionally-aided mental health, buy myself a six-pack, and revert again to choking down my emotions in the Harry Potter closet under the stairs.
This week, designer Kate Spade hung herself. Three days after, celebrity-chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room. Suicide. Avicii, Verne Troyer, and Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison were some of 2018's other victims of mental illness. As those who live the lives we've always wanted continue to take their lives away, the rest…
Understanding why you are the way you are is important to discover. Why do I act the way I do? What causes me to erupt over the smallest things? Why am I so angry?
I’m not a handyman. Lately, however, I have allowed myself the freedom to fail; I’ve challenged myself to just go for it; and (at least in this case) I have remained humble enough to actually learn. I wish the rest of me could learn from my built-in bookshelf building guru.
I was sick as a dog, half-packed for a track meet and trying to nap in my dorm when I learned my sister had taken her own life.
Do you have a fixed or a growth mindset? Let me ask it this way: do you avoid challenges, give up easily, anticipate effort will prove fruitless, ignore criticism, or see others' success as a threat to your own? If so, you might have a bad case of a fixed mindset. Don't worry, though. You're not alone.
I took to my Facebook page to ask friends and followers a simple question: What products have helped you with depression and anxiety? The response I got was so extensive that, despite my original intent for the question, I opted to share their answers on Dadding Depressed. There are A LOT of great ideas in…