LANSING | DETROIT | GRAND RAPIDS | BRIGHTON | JACKSON I’m doing a (mostly) solo house show series to continue the conversation about mental health that I’ve started with my blog, Dadding Depressed. Join me for an intimate evening with old and new songs in one of five Michigan cities. FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE! Check out…
When a friend or loved one confides in you about their mental health, it can be difficult to respond appropriately. It's not uncommon to freeze--maybe hem and haw or awkwardly pat a shoulder before changing the subject to the Lions. If you take a moment and think about it, though, what an amazing opportunity you now have to deepen a relationship and affirm your love for a struggling soul!
Everybody has a bad day once in a while. Or a bad week. So when I found myself trudging through an especially rough couple of days about a month ago, I brushed it under the rug as a typical ebb to life's ebb and flow. I embraced the mentality of "grin and bear it." It…
Everyone has their ups and downs, but when you feel like you've got more downs than ups, it's time to ask more questions.
Here are the most read Dadding Depressed articles of June 2018. Share your favorite!
A large number of men are struggling with depression and anxiety as well as other ailments, but they are afraid to talk to a doctor about it. Simply acknowledging it and making a small step towards making a change goes a long way to fixing the problem.
What can you do to combat today's suicide epidemic? It certainly can feel like it's slipping away from us, out of our control. And it's often that we don't know what to do. The simplest thing you can do is learn. Know the stats. Share the stats. Defeat the stats.
The Church has many flaws. These flaws turn individuals away and have positioned the Church as less and less credible to a greater society. In writing about the Church being a resource to help those with depression, I do so with hesitation, knowing we often fail people in giving them a sense of authentic community and we will continue to do so moving forward.
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.