There’s a difference between clinical depression and situational depression.

Just as it sounds, situational depression is linked to a situation, event or trauma. But the depression is just as real.

Divorce, death, injury, your health, life throws a lot of curveballs and most of us have been at a point of misery and despair.

In preparation for the upcoming Bell Let’s Talk Day, where much of the focus will be on clinical or medically diagnosed mental illness, we thought it would be worthwhile to chat about the non clinical versions of depression that also dramatically impact our mental health and ability to cope.

Susan Dunkley thought she was in her permanent career, but at 55 years old she was abruptly let go from her position. She was devastated. She also wondered if anyone would hire her again. She shares her tips on what her friends did to help her through a very dark period.

Here’s our MF’s Trans Canada Nissan Drive By (watch time under 7 minutes)!

Did I mention Susan is a singer too? Cue the excitement for a car dance party! Nothing helps me feel better than rocking out in my Pathfinder.

How To Help A Friend Who’s Having a Tough Time

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 25th. Although it focuses primarily on clinical mental illnesses we all have dark times or can suffer from situational depression. What can we do to help our loved ones when they shut us out? I strongly suggest singing in my Pathfinder, and listening to Susan’s story. For the full blog please click here –>

Posted by Michelle Ferreri on Thursday, January 19, 2017

As always thanks to our sponsor Trans Canada Nissan for supporting these interviews and allowing us to share the stories that connect us. For more info on Trans Canada Nissan visit their Facebook page or website.

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