How to Develop Mental Wellbeing

Credit: Thinkstock We have all experienced times when it's difficult to cope. These are the times that test our mental wellbeing — our state of mental health. Fortunately, there are many things we can do to develop and maintain mental wellbeing. Men...
Jerry Kennard

Where to Start if You Feel Depressed

Credit: iStock Have you suffered in silence for weeks, or possibly months, knowing that your mood isn’t improving, or is getting worse? If so, you’re sharing an experience with hundreds of thousands of others. For many people, accepting they need pro...
Jerry Kennard

Understanding Your Doctor When You're Depressed

Credit: iStock Your family doctor should have a very good grasp of both the symptoms and treatment options relating to depression. Ideally, his knowledge and your needs should mesh, so that any treatment he recommends comes after a discussion and und...
Jerry Kennard

Overcoming the Fear of Depression Recovery

Credit: Thinkstock When someone slips into depression, the physical and emotional changes they experience can become overwhelming. It’s a very uncomfortable place to be and one that most people are only too pleased to see the back of. Or are they? Th...
Jerry Kennard

When and Why to Call 'Time' on Therapy

Credit: Thinkstock Not all therapies come neatly packaged into a small number of weekly sessions, and not all of the more structured therapies suit every patient’s needs. More open-ended talk therapies may be attractive for those wishing greater anal...
Jerry Kennard

Crushed Masculinity and the Agony of Depression

Credit: Thinkstock According to Merriam-Webster, the word “emasculation” is defined as “making a man feel less masculine” or “depriving a man of his strength and/or role.” When I first heard that word several years ago, during a session with my thera...
Mike Veny