EP12: Breakup Recovery: When Does Sadness Become Depression?

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Ever questioned whether your post-breakup sadness is becoming something more? Feeling stuck in the grief process unable to move on? This is Let Love Begin, a podcast for the broken-hearted, ready to heal and reclaim their enthusiasm for life. In this episode, we’re speaking with Dr. Deborah Serani, a renowned psychologist, esteemed professor, and award-winning author with over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health. Join us as we explore how to recognize when sadness becomes depression and how to take positive steps toward healing.

You’ll Learn

🖤 How Dr. Deborah’s journey, marked by a suicide attempt at 19, led her to pursue a career in psychology.

🖤 The key signs that sadness after a breakup may develop into depression or prolonged grief disorder.

🖤 How friends and family can support someone going through breakup-related depression.

🖤 How do we build emotional resilience after breakup-related trauma?

🖤 Dr. Deborah’s actionable tips for those dealing with sadness, trauma, or grief.


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