Pregnant and Depressed: What You Need to Know
You may have heard of postpartum depression (when you get depressed after pregnancy), but we don’t really hear much about how to handle being pregnant if you came to it already depressed. Educator Leslie Masicotte takes a deep dive into some considerations for pregnancy, birth, and early parenting if you have depression.
Everything Sucks! It's Time To Be Negative
Sorry-not-sorry, but this sucks! I know it and you know it; maybe it'd be best if we let it show.
How do I cope with loneliness and depression during COVID-19?
I’ve seen a lot of people post about COVID-19: how to avoid it, mostly, especially with limited interaction with people. I know this reduces the change of the virus spreading. I know I’m healthy but there are people I live with who are both elderly and immune compromised and I would not want anything happening to them....
Self-Care and Social Distance
Some tips and a lot of support for thinking through how you might best care for yourself in this new era of social distance.
Strength of Us
An offshoot of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) specifically for young people.
Sex on the Brain: Sex and Autism, Mental Illness, and Other Cognitive Diversity
What happens when sex gets tangled up with your brain's wiring?
Process This: Getting the Most Out of Therapy
You're considering or have made it to therapy. Now how do you do your part to benefit from it?
Scarleteen Confidential: Teens and Mental Health
Mental illness is often a hard thing to talk about even at the best of times. There's still so much stigma attached to it and mental healthcare, and a lot of misconceptions about what someone with a mental illness looks or acts like. It can be doubly scary and intimidating if the person dealing with that illness is your child.
What can you do to create a more supportive environment for a child who may be coping with mental illness?
Self-Care: A La Carte!
Some helps for the care and keeping of you when you're stressed, depressed, riddled with anxiety or fear or going through something wretched and trying to come out the other side.
Sound Counsel: A Conversation With Lynn Ponton
Considering counseling or think you or a friend might benefit from some therapy? Here's a basic introduction and a shared conversation with adolescent therapist and author Dr. Lynn Ponton to clue you in on what to expect from the couch.