Depression is viewed by many as a taboo subject not fit for polite conversation. While many depression patients do want to keep their privacy about health matters, they should never feel embarrassed or ashamed to talk about their illness when they feel it is necessary. Open conversations about depression can help the patient and their loved ones better cope with the condition.
Growing up with a toxic parent is often at the root of depression. As children we have a need to bond with our parents or caregivers, but this need makes us vulnerable to being parented by people who are damaged, and being damaged ourselves in turn. What are toxic parents? Toxic parents are those whose negative behavior inflicts…