Coping with Caregiver Depression

Coping with Caregiver Depression

Feelings of depression can sometimes be seen as a sign of weakness rather than a sign that something is out of balance. Comments such as “snap out of it” or “it’s all in your head” are not helpful, and reflect a belief that mental health concerns are not real....
May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

This Mental Health Month, challenge yourself to examine your world and how it can affect your overall health. Look around, look within – from your neighborhood to genetics, many factors come into play when it comes to your mental health.  Your surroundings say a lot...
I’m Depressed…Or Maybe Not

I’m Depressed…Or Maybe Not

It’s not unusual for caregivers and those they care for to experience depression. But did you know there are lots of illnesses that can mimic depression?   In the past, it was common for people to deny depression, claiming that they were “fine,” or that they are...
Suicide in Older Adults

Suicide in Older Adults

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., and is an important problem among older adults who are especially vulnerable to suicide for a number of reasons. If someone you know is thinking about suicide, there are simple yet powerful steps you can take,...