Can cats help with "Depression?"


Can cats help with “Depression?”

By Jeromy Krogman, M.A., LLPC

Cats are amazing. I have always enjoyed being around cats because they are so relaxing. Growing up, my family would have a half-dozen cats, at one time or another. Life was good when they were around. Their soozing purr calmed me when I was anxious. They would sleep in my bed, if my parents would allow it. I loved having them around because their presence would calm my nerves. So the question that needs to be answered is: “Can cats really help with Depression?” However, before we can answer this we need to know what depression really is.

What is depression?

You ever see someone who looks like the wind would blow them over or if you touched them that they would crumble into a million pieces? They walk down the street with their ...

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Through the Lens


Through the Lens

By Jeromy Krogman M.A., LLPC


Morpheus: I can see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, this is not far from the truth. Do you believe in fate, Neo?

Neo: No.

Morpheus: Why not?

Neo: Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.

Morpheus: I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain. But you feel it. You've felt it your entire life. That there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is but it's there, like a splint ...

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Dealing with Life with Anxiety and Stress


Dealing with Life With Anxiety and Stress

By Jeromy Krogman M.A., LLPC


Anxiety; it’s all around us. It’s there when we get up in the mornings, when we go to the store, when we go to work, when we go to church; it never leaves us. So what is anxiety? Anxiety is not stress. According to Stress and Depressions Association of America, “Anxiety is a reaction to the stress and Stress is a response to a threat in a situation.”

Here is an example:

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