Mental Health

Grief and the Holidays
Grief and the Holidays

December 14, 2016 Grief doesn’t take a holiday. In fact, the holidays are poignant reminders of our loss and loneliness. As Christmas approaches, our first instinct is to retreat or withdraw but somehow grief manages to find us. There are several...

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Living with SAD
Living with SAD

October 7, 2016 Are you one of the many people in the northwest experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder? This mild form of depression usually begins in the late fall and lingers through the winter. Although researchers have not conclusively...

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Count Her In
Count Her In

September 30, 2016 The Women’s Foundation of Oregon just released a report called “Count Her In” (see the full report at www.womensfoundationoforgon.org). It reveals some very sad statistics about women in Oregon. -Nearly half...

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Happy – The Myth
Happy – The Myth

March 31, 2016 A common misunderstanding among people who feel depressed is about the term “Happy” or “Happiness”. The misunderstanding can be cleared up in one sentence: Those are feelings not destinations. Humans are wired to have a multitude...

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