depression

It’s a fight – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

Life is a permanent fight for survival. That applies to plants. It applies to humans. It applies to me. It probably applies to you. For me it’s a fight on many fronts Depression Grief Isolation School Government Health Providers Finances Stereotyping Body Tiredness Workload With myself It’s never ending. As much as you try you can never apparently win. Often your best hope is to just keep in the game. Survive another day. But the key is to try and…

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Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too – Parents Article

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health after the birth of a child. National Institutes of Health research suggests that anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads experience depression…

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Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too – Parents Article

Dads Get Postnatal Depression Too We know that 1 in 5 Moms can have feelings of sadness or depression after the birth of their baby, and that two thirds of Moms feel emotionally fragile or numb within the first 10 days after giving birth. But Moms aren’t the only ones who can experience a shift in their mental health after the birth of a child. National Institutes of Health research suggests that anywhere between 4 and 25 percent of Dads experience depression…

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How Depression Can Mimic Credit Card Debt and How to Deal Effectively – Parents Article

I have to say that I really like my therapist, and that she gets me and how my mind works, and therapy with her has been so helpful for me. Sometimes, though, she shares an insight with me that speaks to me so well that I feel the need to share it with others. And that happened in our session today. One of the things I struggle with a lot is feeling negatively about myself, and because of that I…

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Going back to Switzerland? – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

It’s Switzerland Sunday again. Maybe one day I will do a Loire Valley post – another favourite place for the two of us before we became a team of 3. Sadly I’ve not been to that many countries but of the ones I have visited Switzerland has a look and feel like no other. It never fails to take your breathe away. It’s a country which uses all the colours available – no need for filters or photo enhancers here.…

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The Special Dangers of Technology Use for Children Who’ve Experienced Trauma: New CAFO Study – Foster Parents Article

The explosive growth of technology brings potential for both great good and great harm for children.  All the more so for kids who’ve experienced trauma and loss. You’re invited to be a part of a first-of-its-kind CAFO study examining the hazards of tech-based dangers for children from hard places.  You’ll also be able to learn from and apply the results of this and other studies at the “Vulnerable Children in a Digital Age” Symposium, immediately prior to the CAFO2019 Summit…

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Bipolar is not a Working Mom – Parenting Twins Article

I tried. I really did. I wanted the job. I was flattered when they asked me to interview. I was amazed that I was given a second interview. Then I was offered the position and asked to report for work on Monday morning. It was overwhelming but so fun. I was doing a job that used my creativity, that needed my level of energy and excitement.  First Day of my New Job Bipolar thrived at the busy This is only…

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CoCo And Twins: Don’t Talk About It – Single Mum, Parents Article

Approximately 117 people die by suicide every day. This week two of those people were part of my community. How selfish! What a disgrace. Why didn’t they ask for help? There is no excuse. There’s always another option. Are you kidding me? Until you have been in such a deep dark hole of depression, you have no idea how that person is feeling at the moment they begin a suicide attempt. Your brain takes over every part of your being…

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Thyroid Issues, Anxiety, Depression and More – Parents Article

Anxiety, Depression and Thyroid Disorders As someone who treats kids and adolescents with depression and anxiety…I always request that the parents take their child to have their thyroid levels checked at the beginning of treatment. This is because there is a strong connection between thyroid disorders and depression/anxiety. Did you know that? It’s true! Basic Biology/Rock You Like a Hurricane Our adrenals, thyroid and gut and brain are linked together and create an internal symphony, if you will, that’s either…

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Why the Foster Care System is Broken — – Foster Parents Article

I read a Facebook post by a friend and former coworker, discussing her views on the recent shooting at a school in Parkland, Florida. As a high school teacher, she was disgusted with the constraints that doesn’t allow her the time to reach her troubled students; apparently, the shooter had been in foster care. Her remarks revealed to me what is wrong with the foster care system. Please bear with me through this article, as I am frustrated and angry.…

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