What You Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

Bringing a whole new person into the world is supposed to be a joyous occasion, so why do you feel so miserable after doing so? You may have heard of the short-lived “baby blues,” but if you’ve felt down for two weeks or more, you may be experiencing postpartum depression. Postpartum depression is common. First off, know that you are not alone. In fact, postpartum depression is quite common, affecting about one in nine mothers. Perinatal depression, a term that encompasses depression … [Read more...]

How To Cope When Life Throws You a Curveball

Whether it’s a breakup or divorce, the death of a loved one, or a frightening medical diagnosis, no-one is exempt from suffering traumas and tragedies in their journey through life. Sometimes, finding the strength to keep going when it feels like your whole world has been turned upside down seems impossible, but go on we must. Here we’ve gathered some advice from counselors, therapists and mental health experts which may help you and your loved ones cope in dark times. Acknowledge your … [Read more...]

Dealing With The Winter Blues

There is such a thing as seasonal depression and while some of us may have it hit harder than others, there are still ways you can deal with winter blues. Regardless of the level of blues you feel, it’s quite common with the lack of sunlight for our bodies to suffer in the area of vitamin D. This vitamin is what helps maintain our mood and keeps us a bit more even-keeled when it comes to moods. During the winter season many start to feel a seasonal depression kick in due to the lack of sunlight … [Read more...]