Posts Tagged ‘depression’

Suicide Warning Signs and Aftermath

Suicide never affects only one person. It has a ripple effect on all who love, care for and know the one who lost their fight. One of the biggest impacts it leaves is the questions. It never brings closure. Those left behind wonder what they could have done differently or if something they said or…

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PTSD and Sexual Trauma

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a stereotype our culture often projects onto soldiers and veterans. But like all stereotypes it falls short. PTSD does not belong to one group of people and it is far more complex than often portrayed by the media. PTSD is caused from being exposed to trauma. This can include, but…

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One of the #MeToo Pioneers

#Metoo wasn’t an overnight movement, it was a gradual climb. In 2006, Tarana Burke first coined the phrase “Me Too” noting the power that was found in those two simple words. As someone who had experienced sexual assault Tarana was looking for a way to give women and girls of color who had survived sexual…

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How Depression Affects the Family

Depression is something that not only affects the person struggling with it, but it can have a tremendous impact on their loved ones. Depression affects the family, friends and co-workers. And I speak from experience as I suffered for many years with this disorder. Depression or major depressive disorder is more common than you might think,…

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