Depression, Suicide Prevention, Trauma

5 Reasons Why: One Clinical Perspective on Why Viewing “13 Reasons Why” Should be Done with Caution

Working with children and adolescents has allowed me to keep my fingers on the pulse of what's trending for youth in pop culture. So when a few of my adolescent clients started referencing the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, at the end of March, I felt compelled to watch it, so I could #1) have an… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why: One Clinical Perspective on Why Viewing “13 Reasons Why” Should be Done with Caution

Depression, Holidays, Stress

Hopeless Holidays: 5 Reasons We Might Be Void of Christmas Cheer

Christmas. It's a joyful, happy time for most, but it can also be an incredibly difficult time for many. Sometimes it's hard to wrap our minds around someone NOT sharing in the joy. Many experts will argue that depression seems heightened this time of year. So what is it about the holiday season that makes… Continue reading Hopeless Holidays: 5 Reasons We Might Be Void of Christmas Cheer