Tag: depression sufferers

Loss Is A Key Element Of Depression

Life is such that we never get all that we want and this is probably just as well. When we taste some amount of success, we are usually rightly elated for a short time.  However, part of this is that we have also to get used to loss when things go against us. Whether it…

How Codependency Can Make You Sick

I believe firmly that it is only a matter of time before codependency becomes a recognised disorder. As discussed many times by this author, I have been challenged on occasions to prove that codependency truly exists and is not just a symptom of another disorder. The many clients I have who show similar debilitating symptoms…

Making Sure Depression Does Not Define You

I once read a very interesting description of depression. It went something like: “I am depression. I am cold like the Arctic mist, I dampen your spirits and your soul. I fill your mind with gloom. When I appear, you are but a withered leaf under wet snow. But I can do much more. I can…

Loved Ones Of Suicide Victims Need More Support

I have seen and read many articles about the two very recent high profile suicides that have unfortunately occurred. Due to the celebrity status of the people involved, the cases were given much publicity and debate as to how and why. If anything at all positive can come from this coverage, it is that the…

Facing Those Difficult Tasks…

We all do it. We convince ourselves that filing our tax return or planning that career move can wait until tomorrow or next week or next month. We bury our heads in the sand waiting for the right time, knowing that the right time is usually right now. We beat ourselves up because of it knowing that the…

SAD… More Than The Winter Blues

Drizzly rain, dark clouds and that nip in the air. It is late summer/early fall in northern Europe. One could think that we are hurtling towards winter like a freight train. With the annual moving of the clocks only weeks away, the shorter days are upon us. Realistically there is a good chance that the…

Our Happiness Is Determined By The Choices WE Make!

I always remember the quote ” Life is about the choices you make. If you want a better life, make different choices”.  This very true quote is often lost on people who blame their circumstances, upbringing or insecurity for not making a decision that could change their lives. This comes to mind when I see the…

People Who Commit Suicide Are Not Selfish or Cowardly!!

The recent death of one of the funniest men on film has unearthed more debate about suicide and why people do it. One of the more unsavory elements of the coverage is the amount of people with the misplaced belief that suicide is a selfish and cowardly act taken by people who have no thought…