Category Archives: Depression

Getting Rid of the Stigma

The technical definition of the word “stigma” is “a mark of infamy, a mark of disgrace.” And one of the greatest (perhaps the greatest) stigmas in our society exists in the area of mental health, with struggles like addiction, depression, and certainly suicide. A discussion of the subject of suicide brings about strong reactions, sometimes […]

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Being Lonely Does Make You Weak

“No man is an island entire of itself; every man, is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” John Donne “Isolation is inherently traumatizing.” Sue Johnson “Loneliness doth make cowards of us all.” John Bowlby Among the many torture techniques used in prisoner of war camps, extreme isolation may be the worst. […]

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