The Impact of Words

I never suspected that I would receive such sagacious advice about life in a firearm safety class. After an hour long course on how to safely handle a firearm, the instructor left us with a simple and profound concept. He simply said to always remember that once you pull the trigger, you can never go […]

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Opportunities in Depression

If you’ve read a few of our blogs, you’ll see that we often use the term ‘mental health challenges.’ It may seem that this is simply a politically correct way to say a ‘disorder’ or ‘problem’ but this is actually a very deliberate term we use. The simple fact is that a person can live […]

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Teenage Depression

Adolescence can be a very difficult time for children. They are faced with a number of biological, physical, and social changes & challenges throughout adolescence.  The primary developmental task during adolescence is learning to successfully separate from the family as a fully competent individual.  It’s not uncommon for adolescents to separate through rebellion against their […]

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Depression in Adolescents

Adolescence is a difficult developmental passage. Adolescents are faced with a number of biological, social and physical changes. Developmentally adolescents are trying to think more independently and to differentiate from their families of origin. Attempts to separate from the family can often led to acting out, covert rebellion, or even open rebellion against parents. Moodiness, […]

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Depression and Transcranial Magnetic Stmiulation

Depression, like many mental illnesses, can be difficult to treat. Although everyone experiences periods of feeling sad, depression is different in that it is pervasive and lasts for at least two weeks. It can create feelings of helplessness and hopelessness that can lead to a negative spiral of sadness, doubt and ultimately blaming oneself. Depression […]

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Parental Depression’s Impact on Children

In a recent blog post, we shared the story of a young man who grew up with a mother suffering from mental illness. The story focused primarily on the young man’s struggles as well as the lessons from his childhood. These lessons helped him to identify his own mental health challenges. Additionally, research has shown us […]

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