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Blue Christmas: For Some, the Holidays Bring on Feelings of Sadness

From Matthew Tolsky of neighborhoodseen.com: The decorations and the tree. Carols and candy canes. Stockings and shopping. Eggnog and the annual viewing of A Miracle on 34th Street. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza or even Festivus, for many people, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. But for others, this … Read more

Dr. Jessica Garrett Discusses Teacher Depression on TV20

Dr. Jessica Garrett of Birmingham Maple Clinic appeared on TV 20 to discuss teacher depression. Jessica is an active Nationally Certified School Psychologist and former elementary school teacher. She has specialized training in school-related psychological evaluations/interventions, autism evaluations/interventions, and infant/toddler mental health and assessments. Dr. Garrett helped parents to identify how if their child may be … Read more

Social Media Stepping Up to Reach Out to Suicidal Users

When a teen is suicidal there may be subtle or overt ways he or she reaches out to friends or family for support. Because social networks have changed how friends and relationships are defined, social media giant, Facebook, is launching a new tool to help concerned users to intervene when someone posts a suicidal status online. Research from Ohio … Read more

Suicide Prevention: Because Silence Hurts Us All

September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Month. September 8-14, 2014 is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Week and September 10, 2014 is World Suicide Prevention Day. According to ActiveMinds.org the theme this year is “Silence Hurts Us All.” Because of shame and stigma many people suffer with depression and other mental illness in silence. Mental illness … Read more

Birmingham Maple Clinic Talks Depression on the Bloomfield Township Bottom Line

Handling Depression from Bloomfield Township on Vimeo. BMC’s Carrie Krawiec was recently featured on the Bloomfield Township Bottom Line, a local television show that raises awareness for issues that the community faces as a whole. Carrie was asked to talk about depression, and how to recognize it within friends and family. Carrie and host Cindy … Read more

Depression Screening Day on Fox 2 News Detroit w/ BMC’s Carrie Krawiec

As a part of National Depression Screening Day, Carrie Krawiec, therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic appeared as an expert on Fox 2 News Detroit on October 10, 2013. Carrie was interviewed by Fox 2 News reporter, Anqunette Jamison on the topic of teen depression. National Depression Screening Day raises community awareness, screens people for depression … Read more

Teen Depression Viral Video, National Depression Screening Day, and BMC’s Appearance on Fox 2 News

At a recent TEDxYouth event, 19-year-old Kevin Breel stood up in front of the audience and said “I suffer from depression.” In the 11 minute viral video, shown below, this emerging stand-up comedian explained what it felt like to grow up with a mental illness. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a global set of conferences … Read more

Social Media Depression: Birmingham Maple Clinic’s Carrie Krawiec on the Dr. Nandi Show!

Birmingham Maple Clinic therapist, Carrie Krawiec, LMFT, spoke on the “Ask Dr. Nandi” set on September 29, 2013. Dr. Nandi, a Detroit-area gastroenterologist, author, speaker, educator and patient advocate, hosts a daily T.V. show which emphasizes his values of empathy and treatment of the “whole patient” — mind and body. In line with Dr. Nandi’s … Read more

Expectations and Facebook Envy: Why Generation Y is Unhappy

“Follow Your Passion.” It’s either a mantra of success you’ve heard all of your life, or is a line that you’ve ingrained in your children and grandchildren for all of theirs. Unfortunately, if you have told this to your children all their lives, you may have set them up for unhappiness due to forming unrealistic … Read more

BMC’s Carrie Krawiec to be Interviewed on “Ask Dr. Nandi” about Social Media Depression

We are very pleased and excited to announce that our very own Carrie Krawiec will be featured on the highly anticipated “Ask Dr. Nandi” Show on The Impact Network.  The episode will be focusing on the rise of social media depression and how to treat it. For more background information about social media depression, read … Read more

Social Media Depression: Do you have the Facebook Blues?

The Problem Does seeing how many friends, likes and comments a friend has on their social media sites get you down? Surfing Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and seeing your friends’ engagements, babies, trips, losses, jobs, via pictures and status updates can cause an overwhelming swirl of emotions. Often people report experiencing sadness looking at the … Read more

Depression Associated with Vague Abstract Goals

A research study from the UK suggests that those who are depressed have different goal setting behavior than those who do not have depression. Scientists from the University of Liverpool found that generalized goals were more likely to be set by those diagnosed with clinical depression. These goals were vague and difficult to achieve, where … Read more

Murder-suicides in Metro Detroit

Three murder-suicides in the last few days around Metro- Detroit this week have shocked loved ones, neighbors, and co-workers close to those harmed as well as the general public.  Police and domestic violence experts are trying to put the pieces together to explain such shocking similar crimes in neighboring communities. Although the rates of domestic … Read more