Archive for the ‘Depression’ Category

10 Jun

An Open Letter to Naomi Osaka

Dear Naomi, It’s with a heavy heart that I write you this letter because I feel the weight of the emotional pain you must be experiencing. Not only are you carrying the weight of the depression you sometimes feel, but there are also certain people/organizations… Read More

18 Mar

I Have No Excuse to Feel This Bad!

How many times over the past year have you heard (or uttered to yourself) something along the lines of "I know other people have it so much worse than me, so I really have no excuse to feel this bad?" Or maybe you've thought, "I've been so lucky, but… Read More

3 Dec

Shifting Perspectives: Confusion as The New Norm Part I – Tragic Optimism, Post-Traumatic Growth, and Grief

In conversations with clients, friends, and colleagues, and in the materials I have read from numerous mental health sources, the word “surreal” is often used to describe the feeling of this time when we are living through the COVID-19 pandemic. At times, it feels as… Read More

10 Mar

How Would You Help a Friend, Family Member, or Loved One Who is Struggling?

We will be sharing stories over the next few weeks that resemble actual mental health struggles that people face every day.   Your co-worker confides in you about issues he's been dealing with at work. He is feeling substantial pressure, which is causing him a… Read More

23 Jan

Mental Health Issues Experienced By College Students

Every year, over two million high school graduates embark on their journey to become college students. Armed with their newfound freedom, students are exposed to the stressors associated with higher education: rigorous coursework, new relationships, autonomy, financial pressures, balancing family responsibilities, etc. This stage in… Read More

10 Dec

The Economy’s Psychological Impact on Millennials

William Coffey, LCSW, is a Staff Therapist at our Center City and Voorhees, NJ offices.  At the conclusion of World War II, the U.S. economy took off like a rocket. After the Greatest Generation defeated Nazi Germany, they came home, found new jobs, bought homes,… Read More

3 Sep

Featured Therapist for September, Brittany Kurdewan

Every month, Council for Relationships features one of our Staff Therapists. This month’s Featured Therapist, Brittany Kurdewan, LMFT, joined our staff in 2019. Learn about Brittany in the interview below! Why did you decide to become a therapist? I have always been interested in a… Read More

30 Jul

Understanding Post-Partum Depression

Dr. Jane Summers is the Medical Director at Council for Relationships, and founding Director of Women's Psychological Health Services. Having specialized in women’s behavioral health throughout her career, Dr. Summers' approach prioritizes understanding the unique issues that effect the emotional health of women such as… Read More

17 Apr

Spring: a time to be vigilant about suicide prevention

Many people believe that suicide rates peak during the winter months. Intuitively, this makes sense given the existence of seasonal affective disorder and the tendency to associate depression with winter. Some also believe that the holidays amplify loneliness in people who have lost loved ones. But suicide statistics suggest a different story. The… Read More

7 Mar

Woman-founded in 1932

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Today we are honoring all the women (and trans and nonbinary folks) who show up as clients, practitioners, donors, students, board members, and administrators to make our work possible. Every year, thousands of women come to Council for Relationships… Read More