“Depression affects your functioning – It’s not just sadness”
I think it’s important to talk about what we do with depression in society. How we move it around loosely in our language to a point where it can mean so many things. It’s a mental illness, a word, a vague expression, a public misunderstanding. This is problematic because it often delegitimizes what individuals truly experience. I’m hoping to tackle a few of these issues that are commonly riddled with misinformation. This is not an exhaustive discussion of depression but rather I’ll be looking at what depression is (clinically), different ways of conceptualising it and some challenges related to depression in society.Continue reading “Let’s talk about depression”
“Taking a firm step onto a shaky foundation that is publicly talking about mental illness and psychology”
I’ve decided to start a blog and take a firm step onto a shaky foundation that is publicly talking about mental illness/health and psychology. My name is Amy Glover, I’m a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Cape Town, South Africa. This first post is an introductory one; why I chose psychology, why I’m writing a psychology blog and a bit about me.
Amy Glover is a practicing Clinical Psychologist based in Cape Town. She has her masters degree in Clinical Psychology and Community Counselling (cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch. She divides her time between a private practice in Vredehoek, Cape Town and developing practitioner-led resources to equip professionals to navigate online platforms for mental health services. She is passionate about preventative mental health and works with individuals and couples. Amy Glover is available to see clients online for therapy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org