It happens every year. Twice a year in fact. Once going forward, and once going backward. Just an hour, one hour out of 168 in the week. And yet that hour can have a tremendous impact. It’s more than the hour, of course, more than the sudden shift in time, but also a gradual shift…
Do you find yourself down, distressed or depressed after watching or reading the news? If so, you’re not alone. More and more, as we’ve become inundated with information, we’re presented with news and current events that are difficult to process. Fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods… and those are just the natural disasters! Add to that a…
In a perfect world, anyone with depression would be able to talk openly about it at work.
“Do I have both?! And if so, which do we treat first? Which came first?” These are common questions we hear from patients and would-be patients here in Ottawa.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) is a term that describes our susceptibility to cyclical depressive periods during the fall and winter seasons. A product of genetic chance combined with the right environmental circumstance, S.A.D is a disorder prevalent in Ottawa, effecting thousands of people throughout the city. Getting through the winter is tough when you suffer from…
In Canada, four women engage therapy concerning depression for every one man, and yet the CMHA reports that four men commit suicide for every one woman. Our culture brings many men to believe that vulnerable is a liability, and thus never admit to others, or sometimes even themselves, that they are depressed. Understand the social situation that men…
There’s a reason your Facebook homepage might be showing more pictures of sunny beaches with luxurious white sands like the one above – it is that time of year where many Ottawa residents are dreaming of summer. Yet, not everyone is able to take a week off to the sunny south, and for many, the…
Written By: Dr. Martin Rovers, Psychologist with Capital Choice Counselling Group Depression hurts! It hurts you and it hurts your loved ones around you. Counselling for depression can help. We all have our ups and downs, as this is normal in life. However when a low mood becomes more pervasive, and if these feelings of…