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June 11, 2013

Busting Myths and Misconceptions About Depression

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Challenging – and busting – these myths and misconceptions is crucial if a person is to develop real insight into their depression – and be empowered to take action to recover.

We’ve all heard some of the untrue, and often hurtful beliefs around depression. As a helping professional, I’ve had many a person tell me they often believe some of these myths. Because myths can be powerful and misconceptions can be disempowering, it’s important to challenge their perceived veracity. As we know, if something is said for long enough, it tends to take on the status of a truism, even when it’s not true. (more…)

May 19, 2009

Depression Counselling: Trauma Psychotherapy

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Yesterday, I had a depression counselling session with someone in her thirties. She had been beaten at a foster home when she was a teenager and had a lot of issues with anxiety and depression over the years. Robin was feeling in a very low mood. Her closest friend moved back to New Jersey for the summer and she felt very alone. Robin felt that her situation will never change and that feelings of loneliness, rejection and being unloved would continue. (more…)

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