Negative Emotions Can Kill Your Self-Confidence

Negative Emotions Can Kill Your Self-Confidence Self-confidence is an important part of your life, in almost every way. Unfortunately, many people have a hard time achieving or maintaining their self-confidence due to the negative emotions they harbor about themselves. Maybe you are one of them. Without a positive sense of self-confidence, it can be hard to work towards achieving one. …

Living with Someone Who is Mentally Ill – How to Keep Your Chin Up

Living with Someone Who is Mentally Ill – How to Keep Your Chin Up Caring for someone who is mentally ill can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be an insurmountable task, or take away your own identity either. Often, with your help and that of others, such as a therapist, someone with a mental illness can pull themselves …

Attitude of Gratitude: How Gratitude Has an Impact on Self-Esteem

Attitude of Gratitude: How Gratitude Has an Impact on Self-Esteem Gratitude is a powerful feeling.  It can make you feel better about yourself in a variety of ways by helping you to improve your self-esteem. What you probably aren’t aware of is that gratitude works to help you improve your overall sense of well-being, all year round. How Gratitude Can …

The Unhappy Side of Anti-Depressants

The Unhappy Side of Anti-Depressants More and more people are taking anti-depressant medication every day. While a doctor may give you a prescription for anti-depressants, he may not explain the negative side effects that you can suffer from as a result of taking them. The negative side effects can affect your day-to-day living almost as much as being depressed. Anti-Depressant …

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Can Cause Shameful Emotions

Stigma Surrounding Mental Health Can Cause Shameful Emotions Stigma is a negative reaction to a specific group of people that sets them apart from others. It can lead to unwarranted discrimination and prejudice. The stigma surrounding those with a mental illness is strong. Many people with mental illnesses keep their conditions a secret, for fear of being stereotyped as crazy, …

Is it Grief or Depression?

Is it Grief or Depression? Grief and depression are similar feelings. They both make life very stressful and sad. They both can cause insomnia and a poor appetite. While they can co-exist, grief and depression do have some distinct differences. One obvious difference is that while grief can easily bring on depression, depression does not necessarily trigger grief. And extreme …

Chronic Illness and Depression

Chronic Illness and Depression For many people, chronic illness is a way of life. A chronic illness is not necessarily fatal, but it is a condition that likely will last a lifetime. Some examples of chronic illness include diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. They require daily management via diet and exercise, certain specific procedures and usually medication. Without following a …