074 SelfWork: Depression and The Unpredictability of Suicide

Today on SelfWork, we’re going to be looking at research asking the question is suicide predictable. There is also controversy about whether or not it’s preventable – I recently had a mom whose daughter had accidentally overdosed tell me with tears in her eyes. “I...

071 SelfWork: The Disease of Perfectionism

Today’s topic is perfectionism. I call it a disease in the title because it can cause not only emotional and psychological problems when it’s out of control, but the stress of perfectionism can lead to illness and even suicide. I talked with a phenomenal...

The Ten Characteristics of Perfectly Hidden Depression

I’ve been writing for three years now about a syndrome called Perfectly Hidden Depression. These are people who are inwardly struggling with depression, at times severe depression. But others would never guess that they were. They can act both intentionally, but...

Strong Men Do Therapy

If you come into therapy, are you weak? In a study I conducted last year, the main reason that men gave for not considering treatment for depression was basically, “I can fix it myself.” Memories jump to mind of things I’ve fixed myself, and a smile...