Tag Archives: Depression

The Five Stages of Grief, Turned Upside Down

Graphic designer Witchoria represents grief using gorgeous landscapes

Like the seven deadly sins, the five stages of grief have been dissected over and over by thousands of artists, each with a slightly different variation on the same theme. The problem with the five stages of grief is that … Continue reading

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Our Monthly Tip: Ease Grief by Volunteering

Acting as a volunteer can help heal your grief and pain

Our Tip of the Month: The “post-holiday blues” is a common phenomenon. Although many people feel relieved that the hustle and bustle is over, the let-down is often very hard for those dealing with grief. Volunteering is great way to ease … Continue reading

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Psilocybin Study Promises Relief for Cancer-related Anxiety

Two small studies show the now-illegal hallucinogen provides long-term relief of psychological distress

For people living with cancer, anxiety and depression are often a fact of life. Simply knowing that they have a potentially life-limiting disease is a difficult burden to bear. Then the side effects of treatment often leave them too sick … Continue reading

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“Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M. Consoles and Inspires

Song for funeral or memorial brings mourners together

The experience of grief can include rapidly fluctuating, intense feelings such as depression, hopelessness, anger, apathy, frustration, and fear. For many of us, it will be the closest we come to feeling totally, completely unhinged, groundless, and alien to the whole … Continue reading

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“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”

- Benjamin Franklin
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Memorial Song: “Fruit Tree” by Nick Drake

Nick Drake's gorgeous ode to tortured fame highlights life and death

Few songs capture the artist’s life as perfectly as Nick Drake’s “Fruit Tree.” Drake’s own life was filled with anguish as he struggled with depression and addiction, eventually consuming him entirely at just 26 years old. Despite his tormented history, … Continue reading

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