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Posts Tagged ‘feeling depressed’

Dethroning the Voice of Shame

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By Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

feelings of shameWriting in his diary in 1892 at the height of the Russian Industrial Age, Leo Tolstoy observed, “Life cannot have any other purpose than joy and goodness. Only this purpose – joy- is ultimately worthy of life.” We can identify that goodness and beauty with unending joy can prevail in the face of monumental shame that releases a myriad of unsettling human emotions.Read the rest →

The Pursuit of Happiness with Flow

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by Deepak Santhiraj, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The Pursuit of Happiness with FlowOur nation continues to experience heightened levels of depression. Current studies reflect that teens are also becoming impacted by these alarming rates of depression. Investigative journalist, Johann Hari, reflects that:

One in five U.S.

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5 Musts for Any Parent of a Depressed Child

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It’s so difficult to be the parent of child who battles depression. On top of the pain associated with the knowledge that they’re in pain, many parents also feel personal shame that their child is not “normal,” or that they might have failed them in some way.… Read the rest →

Dealing With Depression: When You Can’t Just “Snap Out Of It.”

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By Grant Stenzel, LCPC

Recently I came across the story of a person who, on the outside, really seemed to have it all. He was a well-known speaker in his field, immensely revered by colleagues, portrayed a pleasant demeanor, was married and had many beautiful children.… Read the rest →