When You’re Not Alone, but Still Feel Lonely

In this time of social distancing, it only makes sense that many people feel lonely. No one is physically present with co-workers, friends, or others they saw on a regular basis. Sure, we may talk to folks on Zoom and Google Hangouts, but it’s not the same. Still, loneliness was a major problem well beforeContinue reading “When You’re Not Alone, but Still Feel Lonely”

Should I see a grief counselor?

Many people struggle with deciding whether or not to see a grief counselor. Crying, wanting to isolate and stay in bed, feeling depressed, and feelings of guilt and remorse are all common reactions when someone is grieving a loss. There is a lot of overlap of these reactions with symptoms of depression. It’s common andContinue reading “Should I see a grief counselor?”

Navigating a Quarter-Life Crisis

Many people in their mid- to late-twenties go through a quarter-life crisis. The expectations of folks in this age group are high: get married, have babies, and advance in their careers, all while brunching and partying with friends every weekend. Managing all of that simultaneously is incredibly difficult, and often, not as desirable as socialContinue reading “Navigating a Quarter-Life Crisis”

What if someone I love might be suicidal?

Suicide prevention week has just come to a close. Many people have been touched by suicide, whether they or someone they know has had suicidal thoughts, an attempt, or completed suicide. In the U.S., 123 people on average complete suicide* every day (source). Some common warning signs of suicide include… Increased alcohol and drug useContinue reading “What if someone I love might be suicidal?”