Depression & Suicide

Supporting Another Person

Posted on 01/11/2019 in Blog, Depression & Suicide, Students.

Sometimes we get worried about the mental and emotional health of a loved one, friend or acquaintance. Perhaps a friend has confided in you that they are feeling sad and filled with despair. Maybe you’ve noticed a classmate struggling with stress – they’re not sleeping, they’re on edge and feel tremendous pressure to perform well. Or maybe you know of a friend who is what you suspect is an abusive relationship. You’d like to help – but you’re not sure how. It’s okay to feel awkwa...Read More Here!


Does Weather Affect Mood?

Posted on 05/05/2015 in Blog, Depression & Suicide, Stress & Anxiety.

Have you ever decided to hibernate and have a Netflix marathon after spying snowflakes out the window? Do you feel more energetic as the days get longer? It’s true that mood can be affected by weather, but not always in expected ways, and sometimes not at all. Dr. John Grohol has studied the link between weather and mood extensively and here is a summary of what he has found: Warmer temperatures can have a positive influence on a negative mood, but bad weather is much more likely to put u...Read More Here!


The Psychology of Grief

Posted on in Blog, Depression & Suicide, Grief.

By Alisha Sabourin Have you or anyone you know ever experienced the loss of a pet, moved, experienced a romantic break-up, started school, graduated, lost a job, had changes to your health, retired, had any positive or negative financial changes, experienced empty nest, got married, got divorce, lost trust, experienced the loss of childhood, lost faith, and have any unmet hopes, dreams, and expectations? These are examples of over forty normal and natural losses that people can experience dur...Read More Here!


Omega-3 and Mood Disorders

Posted on 23/04/2014 in Blog, Depression & Suicide.

When shopping at my local grocery store this week I took a moment to look around and I noticed a variable mixing of different health benefits plastered across every carton and container. Some are ‘heart wise’, others ‘fortified’ with vitamins, or ‘no sugar added’ and so on. One common additive I’ve noted lately has been ‘omega-3’. It’s included in everything from eggs to fruit juices and even yogurt. Yet, have you ever taken a moment ...Read More Here!


Depression Counselling in Calgary

Posted on 21/11/2011 in Blog, Depression & Suicide.

Depression is a serious mental disorder that affects millions of people and rarely vanishes on its own; often times the best way to deal with depression is to seek the assistance of counselling. Treatments Available in Calgary Due to neurotransmitter imbalances as well as complex psychological issues, depression treatment usually implements a combination of medication and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques. Once an antidepressant begins to regulate levels of serotonin, dopamine and no...Read More Here!


Red Deer Depression Counselling – Common symptoms of depression

Posted on in Blog, Depression & Suicide.

If you think you are suffering from depression symptoms, depression counselors in Red Deer with Insight Psychological can help you by providing professional therapists who are adept at recognizing and treating symptoms. Common symptoms of depression may include the following: intense feelings of sadness and hopelessness extreme fatigue changes in appetite inability to participate in daily activities vague aches and pains headaches memory problems and crying for no reason....Read More Here!


Stressful Life Events and Suicide

Posted on 24/05/2011 in Blog, Depression & Suicide.

TRIGGERING EVENTS There are a number of factors that can lead a person to contemplate suicide. Plans for suicide are often put in motion following intense life-altering events. These events cause great stress in people but if a person is particularly vulnerable or already dealing with a mental health issue such as depression, they can be the trigger that pushes them to, in their incorrect way of thinking, find a way to stop the pain and follow through on a plan to take their own life. It is t...Read More Here!