Category: Mental Health

The Mental Health Effects of Infertility

The Mental Health Effects of Infertility

It seems obvious that infertility will affect one’s mental state. We live in a culture that casually expects every couple to have kids eventually. Therefore, complete strangers or family might comment with something like, “What a great mother you’re going to be!”  To add this kind of incidental triggering, there’s…
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Navigating Depression After Losing a Job

There are many ways to “lose” a job. Of course, you could be fired. But the possibilities include getting downsized, retiring, or having a freelance gig dry up. Whatever the underlying cause, you’re in for a big change. With change of any kind comes stress — lots of stress, and…
Grieving the Loss of an Infant

Grieving the Loss of an Infant

The death of an infant just might be the most heartbreaking moment anyone can experience. Whether the loss happens suddenly or after a prolonged illness, such a loss is virtually unimaginable. Yet, despite the jolting nature of this scenario, it’s not exactly rare. Each year, almost 1 in 5 pregnancies…
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How to Be a Team Player When You Need a Break

Two things can be true at once. You can very much want to do the right thing at your job. You can also be feeling wiped out from all life is throwing at you. Your work responsibilities are taken seriously, but wow… you really need a break. Now what? An…
How Male Depression Can Lead to Emotional Affairs

How Male Depression Can Lead to Emotional Affairs

There is no excuse for infidelity of any kind. Partners who betray trust should be held accountable and should take responsibility for their actions. That said, it can be very important to discover what led to the affair. With that in mind, we set off to explore the connection between…