Depression can be a uniquely brutal and excruciating experience. One woman I interviewed compared her experience of depression with earlier abuse she experienced as a child:Continue reading
I imagine I am sitting on the pew in Sacrament Meeting with my amazing, cherished family snuggled in all around me. My ten-year-old with his suspenders is laying on my lap while I scratch his back. My beautiful 14-year old daughter is drawing in an art book, my older boys are sitting looking a little… Continue reading
Jacob Z. Hess, Ph.D.
Despite all the valiant efforts to reduce suicide rates in the U.S., a study by the National Center for Health Statistics released in April of 2016 reported that suicide in the United States had surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, with an increase in every age group except older adults. The rise was especially pronounced in middle-aged women (up 63%) and middle-aged men (up 43%), with the overall suicide rate rising by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014.Continue reading