Category Archives: Depression

Depression Can Strike Anyone

Our vision of what someone dealing with depression is often very skewed. We may see a ‘loser’. Someone who can not keep a job, has no life, just can’t get it together. However, we are often reminded that even successful … Continue reading

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Strong Men Struggle Too

Both men and woman can endure incredibly stressful situations. However, men are traditionally more ‘stoic’. They put on a ‘good face’ and ‘soldier on’. Unfortunately, this is something boys are often taught from a very young age. It’s not that … Continue reading

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The Struggle With PTSD

As I have stated in recent posts, most of us have experienced some type of trauma in our lives. However, depending on many things, including the severity of the situation and our own resiliency, we may have been about to … Continue reading

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What Burden Do You Carry?

I have shared this before. My dad died when I was very young. Not only his death, but the ripples from it, shaped my early childhood and all the years since.  We were lucky. He was in the military, so … Continue reading

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Denying Depression Will Not Make It Go Away

Gosh, life can be tough. Sometimes we feel like we are just putting one foot in front of the other. Day to day stress of family and work can cause us to feel drained and probably at times we just … Continue reading

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We Are Failing Our Veterans

Once again the news is not good for our Veterans. Instead of providing the care they really need, all to often, Vets struggling with depression and PTSD, are given a prescription and sent on their way. This USA Today story … Continue reading

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For The Love of a Horse

I personally know how powerful a relationship with horses can be, but at times it can be very difficult to explain to others. However, time and time again I have seen the proof of Winston Churchill’s famous quote “There is … Continue reading

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Our Teens Are in Danger

We are reading about it more and more. Family, friends and neighbors appalled when a teen ‘unexpectedly’ takes their own life. Sadly, it is becoming all to familiar. We ask why and want to know what can be done. Well, … Continue reading

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There is Something to Be Said for Being on the Move

There are many reasons why Equine Therapy is an effective intervention for many people. For many, horses are nearly magical in their power, beauty and sensitivity. For some it is the fact that horses are prey animals, creating a sympathetic … Continue reading

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Concerns Rise About Teenage Depression, Especially in Girls

There has recently been a lot more press about teen depression. From the thought-provoking series ’13 Series,’ to more coverage in the news about teen suicide, we are becoming more aware and understandably more concerned about teen depression. The Washington … Continue reading

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