HOW TO GRIEVE WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN

stages of grief

Some of the things that causes us to grieve happen more suddenly than expected, making it difficult to know how to handle our emotions in the aftermath of such event. In cases where our loved ones are involved, even if they had been sick for a long time prior to their death, losing them at […]

BEFORE YOU BECOME DEPRESSED BE GRATEFUL

gratefulness and depression

“Prevention is better than cure.” These words are even truer in mental health cases like depression. Mental health issues like depression usually do not just happen. Even though it always seem so. The effects are mostly from events that would take time to grow until it eventually erupt suddenly like a volcano. Our goal therefore […]

“I GOT TO KNOW LATER THAT I HAD POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION”

Postpartum depression

“I had my first son 4 years before this my last pregnancy. The experience was great, and without much stress. Being my first time then, I had expected the worst. Alas, it turned out well! Three months after his birth I was back to work and running. We had my mom come over to the […]

HOW I BECAME DEPRESSED…

Depression in Nigeria

In last post on the depression series I shared basic symptoms of depression. Please find it here “I lost my well-paying job in 2000. It was a real shocker for me then. I had no prior warning. No plans for my life after work. But I had 3 children and a wife. The eldest of […]

AM I DEPRESSED OR JUST SAD?

AM I SAD OR I'M DEPRESSED?

There are many misconceptions about depression now due to its increasing awareness. We often see some of these play out when someone would be feeling sad and the next thing you hear is another describing this person as being depressed. This makes it almost difficult to differentiate between someone who’s just unhappy at the moment from […]

Coping with Depression.

  Depression makes a millipede out of a giant and is not discriminatory enough to show some respect to the boss; even the intellectual. It even attacks the most beautiful. It can happen to anybody. Depression is a delicate and rather complicated issue. The causes of it are not fully known and so many factors […]