Allow Yourself to Mourn to Heal
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Allow Yourself to Mourn to Heal

After the loss of a loved one, whether it be your spouse, friend, or family member, you may try to move on quickly. But you need to mourn to heal. Sometimes people try to stay as busy as possible, believing the pain of the event will subside without much discomfort. Unfortunately, avoiding a period of…

Despair: What It Means and How to Deal With It
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Despair: What It Means and How to Deal With It

To deal with despair, create hope. According to one dictionary, despair is one or more of the following: loss of hope or hopelessness something causes hopelessness to lose, give up, or be without hope to give up hope of It is notable that each definition contains the word—hope. When people are young, many of them…

Helping an Older Loved One with Depression
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Helping an Older Loved One with Depression

It can be difficult when you are trying to help an older loved one who is suffering from depression. You may feel as if you’ve failed in some way, or you may feel as though your loved one isn’t taking care of themselves. If you are unsure where to turn, or need help understanding a…

How to Cope with Depression During the Holidays
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How to Cope with Depression During the Holidays

Everyone says the holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year. Are they joyous for you? For some people, it really is a magical time. But many others cope with depression during the holidays. Unfortunately for many people, particularly seniors, dread, sadness, and loneliness are experienced. Depression during the holiday season is common,…

Suicide Prevention for Seniors and Older Adults
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Suicide Prevention for Seniors and Older Adults

When individuals suffer from depression or other issues, they may be at risk of suicidal ideation. This may happen to older adults who experience job loss, the death or a spouse, or ongoing social isolation. Feeling hopeless can be debilitating. Suicide prevention for seniors is possible, help is available. If you or someone you love…

5 Personal Problems and How to Solve Them
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5 Personal Problems and How to Solve Them

Dealing with personal problems is part of life. Ideally there are quick solutions, but this isn’t always the case. There are times when problems nag at people. They consume a person’s thoughts and become a cause of sadness and worry. Everyone has problems from time to time. It is important to remind yourself that coping…

What You Can Do to Combat Feelings of Depression During the Holidays
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What You Can Do to Combat Feelings of Depression During the Holidays

Some people look forward with great anticipation to the holidays. They may even believe they are the greatest time of the year. Others, however, experience depression during the holidays, they can’t wait until the celebrations are over and the New Year begins. There are many reasons that some people feel depressed during the holidays. This…

How to Talk to Family About Mental Health
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How to Talk to Family About Mental Health

It can be difficult for people to talk about their their mental health with friends and family, particularly if an individual grew up in a family where emotional problems were not addressed. But minimizing emotions can be damaging, individuals who are coping with grief or depression can benefit from asking for help. A personal counselor has…

Stresses of the Holiday Season
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Stresses of the Holiday Season

While the holiday season can be a happy and joyous time, it is also a difficult time for many people. For example, it is common for elder seniors to experience stresses of the holiday season including feeling lonely and sad.   The truth is, sometimes the holidays do not look like the warm, connected gatherings that…