A Few Basic Facts (Part III)
Miscallaneous
Let’s demystify the process. Here are a few basic facts: This is the usual, normal sequence of events: I.   The person first suffers a loss, be it real or symbolic. II.   Then, a period of depression follows. III.   The depression …
A Few Basic Facts (Part II)
Mental Health
Let’s demystify the process. Here are a few basic facts: Talking about suicide with a depressed person won’t push them off the cliff. Indeed, a comforting presence and a listening ear are the best therapies. Give the person the opportunity …
A Few Basic Facts (Part I)
Mental Health
Let’s demystify the process. Here are a few basic facts : Being depressed doesn’t mean you’re crazy. Despair and depression, the chief causes of suicidal feelings, are not indicators of a severe mental illness. As you help someone, think to …