Every 12 Minutes, a Suicide Occurs. How Can You Help?

Every 12 Minutes, a Suicide Occurs. How Can You Help?

Yes, it is true. Suicide is a severe concern that kills a person every 12 minutes in the United States alone. Often a result of depression, suicide doesn’t have to be a death sentence or even an option. Suicide is preventable, and mental health conditions associated with suicide, suicidal thoughts, or behaviors are treatable. Suicide:…

Addiction: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments

Addiction: Risk Factors, Symptoms & Treatments

Addiction is a complex, profound, but treatable disease that affects someone’s brain and body. It can show up in the form of a strong desire to use certain things. Alcohol, drugs, and tobacco aren’t the only things that can lead to addiction. People who have gambling or shopping addictions aren’t addicted to drugs, but they…

#SelfCoaching – Is Depression inherited? Answer: yes and no

#SelfCoaching – Is Depression inherited? Answer: yes and no

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, “First-degree family members of individual with major depressive disorder have a risk for major depressive disorder two-to fourfold higher than that of the general population….Heritability is approximately 40%…” However, from a Self-Coaching Perspective: There seems to be little debate that depression has a genetic component,…

#SelfCoaching – What causes depression?

#SelfCoaching – What causes depression?

The exact cause of depression is unknown. What is known is that there are some common factors that may actuate depression and depressive symptoms. The following five factors may be related to your depression: Physical illness can be associated with depression. Diabetes, thyroid disorders, cancer, congestive heart failure, Parkinson’s disease, chronic, incurable, and painful conditions…

Worrying: The Art of Making Mountains Out of Molehills

Worrying: The Art of Making Mountains Out of Molehills

Ever notice how silly someone else’s worry seems to you? How many times have you told someone to stop making mountains out of molehills? Unfortunately, if worry has become your knee-jerk reflexive response to life challenges, then mountain-making is what you do best. And when you’re making mountains out of molehills, the strangest things can…