Mental Health Resources

mental health resources

These are mental health resources for therapists and for people suffering from mental health issues.  I will be updating this page as time goes on and I would appreciate your help in making it even better.  Please feel free to suggest the sites that you find most helpful in the …

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Depression Homework Activity 4: Remembering how to play

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Remember,  if you are in crisis, get help immediately.  You may already know how to do that locally.  If not, I have a link here to crisis lines worldwide. Also, if this is your first depression homework exercise that you are doing in this series, please read the brief introduction …

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Cyberbullying: is your teen being cyberbullied?

cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is a growing concern as more children and adolescents worldwide have access to more sophistocated technology.  It is complicated by the fact that often parents and teachers do not truly understand the most recent technology or its devastating potential for causing pain and humiliation to children and adolescents. Cyberbullying …

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Depression Homework Activity 3: The Power of Forgiveness

forgiveness

Remember,  if you are in crisis, get help immediately.  You may already know how to do that locally.  If not, I have a link here to crisis lines worldwide. Also, if this is your first depression homework exercise that you are doing in this series, please read the brief introduction …

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Depression Homework Activity 2: Finding Order from the Chaos

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Today’s depression homework activity is about scheduling and routine.  It is a way to find order in the chaos that often becomes our lives when we are depressed. For many people, having a schedule or routine might seem boring or dull.  However, it doesn’t have to be. It can give shape …

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Depression Homework Activity 1: List Your Passions

Dedicate a private notebook/journal to your depression homework.  This can be for your eyes only or it can be something you share with a counsellor or psychologist. Today’s activity is listing your passions.  Passions are the things that ignite the flame within you. Make a list of all the things …

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What is Depression Homework? And Why do it?

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Depression homework is a series of tasks that you do on your own with the goal of recovering from depression.  It is not like school homework in that there is no grading and no “right” or “wrong” answers.  In fact the mere act of doing the depression homework is what …

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How to overcome depression

overcoming depression

Someone asked me how to overcome depression.  This was my answer: There are many things you can do to start overcoming clinical depression, and which ones work best for you will depend on your personality: Make a list of all the things that have ever brought you joy. Do one …

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Your Thyroid and Depression

If You Are Depressed: Get Your Thyroid Checked! If you are depressed, make sure you have gotten your thyroid checked.  There is a strong link between the thyroid and depression: sometimes when people are hypothyroid, they become depressed.  Hypothyroid just means your body is not producing enough of the thyroid hormones. …

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Best books on hypnosis

There are a lot of books on hypnosis out there, but there is a wide variation in the quality of the information available in those books.  Some provide the latest hypnotherapy techniques while others are simply a rehash of old and outdated information.  This post will point you in the …

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