A Climber’s Guide to Mental Blocks

Depression? What Not to Say

conversation with a psychologist

Psychology Today recently published a list of five things you should never say to someone who is depressed: “Why don’t you just do something to get over it?” “Why can’t you just be happy?” “Stay away from therapy and drugs.” “You don’t have it that bad.” “You should stop being so negative.” Boil these five things … read more

12 Myths about Suicide


Coping with suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts can be tough, whether it’s your own experience or that of a loved one. Here are 12 myths about suicide that can make it harder and more confusing. “People don’t give warning signs.” Actually, they usually do. Researchers say that as many as 80% of suicides provide warning … read more