The Importance of Mental Health

May 22, 2016anxiety, depression, mental illness, resources

May is Mental Health Month.  So many people deal with various emotional/mental health challenges.  It’s vitally important that we improve our understanding of what it’s like to struggle with issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, etc.  The prevalence of these disorders is widespread, and almost all of us have either … Read More

Struggling to Meet the Needs of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease: A Daunting Task for Caregivers

July 19, 2011anxiety, depression, relationship issues, resiliency, resources, self-care, stress management

Alzheimer’s is a very cruel disease!  It robs not only the person afflicted with it of anything resembling a normal life, but, over time,  it also severely impacts the caregiver. I’ve been away from home the last week and a half, trying to help my sister meet my stepfather’s needs.  He is 90 years old, … Read More