Suicide ... rips the heart out of everyone who is part of the ripple effect!!
** Warning - this may upset viewers **
Please consider the impact of suicide when you watch this very confronting video of a 3 year old girl who is grappling with the loss of her father to suicide ... I warn you now, it is very confronting ... but her mother wants others to know the reality of life after suicide ... and this just shows that no matter how old you are ... the reality never goes away ... just heart breaking! ... See MoreSee Less
Studies have now shown that Alcohol is by far the worst of all the addictions in terms of detrimental effects on individuals, families and relationships ... this is definitely worth reading because too often, Alcohol is not seen to be as bad as it actually is and the scariest thing is that it is too readily and easily available and there are no restrictions or laws against it! And yet it is destroying thousands of lives ...
"Lead researcher Associate Professor Yvonne Bonomo said almost 6000 Australians die from alcohol-related harm each year.
"That’s about one person every 90 minutes," she said."
Below you will find a link to Part 1 of Psychology Today's 14 part BLOG series answering the question - "What To Do if You Are Depressed" and I highly recommend that you take the time to read them all if you can.
For the most part, the key aspects of managing Depression relate to their 3 A's :
3. Active Change
This is what I am doing with my clients through counselling therapy utilising the ACT model ... bringing an awareness to their own unhelpful thoughts and feelings, learning to accept (even though you don't like it) that these thoughts and feelings are valid/real/based on truths/facts that can't be changed ... and then actively moving your life forward through changing your behaviours and reviewing your choices.
Depression can be debilitating for some ... but recovery is possible even when progress may be slow. My team and I would love to support you through the process ... contact us today!