Grief can be undoubtedly challenging at any age. It’s tumultuous, painful, and inherently unique to each individual. Indeed, many adolescents struggle to understand their emotions and thoughts when it comes to experiencing profound loss.
6.7% of Americans struggle with depression in a given year.1 Depression is a complex condition that often results in people losing a sense of pleasure and meaning from life. It can also contribute to feelings of worthlessness, guilt, apathy, and sadness.
In 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) began Mental Health Awareness Month. Every May, numerous organizations come together for advocacy and resources. This year, the theme is Tools 2 Thrive, an optimistic topic given some of the past year’s unique challenges.
What should you do if a friend approaches you about a particular problem and you aren't sure how to respond? Better yet, how can you best support them if they don't want you sharing their secrets? Here are some tips to consider.
Childhood should be a safe, happy, carefree time, full of fun and exploration--but for some kids, it's not. Depression and anxiety make it difficult for children to enjoy life to the fullest, and if not adequately addressed, can cause problems that last long into adulthood.