Tag: mental health
Anxiety issues can challenge friendships, even close ones.
Initial post removed at request of poster ANSWER Hi Lindsay, Your friend is fortunate to have you as her friend. You seem kind, caring, and compassionate—and it’s great that you have tried to educate yourself about mental illness to better understand what she is going through. It’s quite possible that your friend isn’t knowingly deceiving you or herself. […]
Ending a relationship is never easy. But even close relationships with friends can reach their shelf lives or expiration dates. A friendship that once felt satisfying and easy begins to feel awkward, boring, stressful, edgy, competitive, draining, or uncomfortable – or all of the above. A previous post I wrote for NBC Universal Life […]
Congress has designated the first week of October each year as Mental Illness Awareness Week. The goal of the week is to raise public awareness about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. As many as one in four adults experiences a mental health problem in any given year; one […]
QUESTION Dear Irene, I have a very close friend who is going through a rough time. She recently became pregnant after ongoing fertility treatments. I was extremely supportive through all of this. Since becoming pregnant, her anxiety and panic has increased immensely. She is an only child who depends greatly on her parents and will […]