October Is Depression Awareness Month

What Is Depression? Depression is a brain disorder and a state of mind. The umbrella of depression includes: bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, anxiety disorder and suicide.  What Is Depression Awareness Month? Why is it important? Depression Awareness Month is an annual observed month. The month of October brings awareness to Depression as... Continue Reading →

Fight the Stigma: A Series

Welcome to Counseling Live presented by Olive Branch Counseling Associates in Tinley Park, Illinois! On this blog my colleagues and I write about current and ongoing mental health topics and techniques that can benefit the community towards better mental health. In an effort to continue educating the community I wanted to start this series where... Continue Reading →

Thank you, Jane…A Story of DID

Recently I have watched a docuseries on Hulu called “Many Sides of Jane” about a woman who has been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID). I was drawn to this docuseries initially because psychology and mental health are very intriguing to me and I’m always wanting to learn more. Learning about a certain disorder from... Continue Reading →

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