How to Help a Friend with Depression

October 10, 2019By The Calli Institute

In honor of World Mental Health Day, we wanted to share some helpful information on what living with depression means and what it might feel like for a close friend or loved one. Our hope is that this post will help others understand more about this serious condition and how they can find encouraging ways … Read More

Light a Candle

September 6, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. The International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) asks us to:   Light a candle near a window at 8PM To show your support for suicide prevention To remember a lost loved one And for the survivors of suicide.   There are no “survivors” of suicide. There are unanswered … Read More

Ambiguous Loss

July 24, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I think it is fair to assume that this reading audience has had an experience of loss in their lives. A family member, friend, mentor, community member, or a pet.  There is a predictable, though painful journey in the grief process when there is something tangible to grieve. There are rituals that surround the death, … Read More

Quiet Agony: Chronic Pain & Mental Health

February 27, 2018By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

Remember some physical pain you have had in the past. Hitting your funny bone, a sprain, headache, stomachache, or even a broken bone. There might have been some initial intense pain; choice swear words, a certain amount of time to heal, possibly some accommodation as a bandage, sling, limited driving, food restrictions, or movement restrictions … Read More

Are you SAD?

January 16, 2018By The Calli Institute

Been thinking about warmer climates lately? Planning a trip to the beach for spring break? You’re not alone. Minnesota is known for its harsh winters and this one has been especially hard. One of the reasons for your desire to head south may have to do with the body’s natural yearning for daylight to brighten … Read More

Chasing Happiness

November 28, 2017By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

I originally planned on writing a lofty blog piece using quotes by Aristotle, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln (though I still might use some.) After all, isn’t happiness a serious topic? I could cite the World Happiness Report included in the November 2017 issue of National Geographic. I have included it in the references in … Read More

Learning to Peacefully Co-Exist with Anxiety

September 20, 2017By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

Do you feel as if situations and people around you are growing more and more anxious? You are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Personality and Social Study, anxiety has increased dramatically since the 1950’s . It has increased so much so, that the average high school student’s anxiety is equal … Read More

Light a Candle

September 7, 2017By Cathy Malmon, LMFT, LICSW

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. The International Association of Suicide Prevention (IASP) asks us to:   Light a candle near a window at 8PM To show your support for suicide prevention To remember a lost loved one And for the survivors of suicide.   There are no “survivors” of suicide. There are unanswered … Read More

Calli Institute’s Crash Course in College

August 8, 2017By Tessa Gittleman, LAMFT

If you have an entire dorm room full  of stuff ordered from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, know which textbooks need to be picked up on campus, and have been diligently exploring your new college class’ group on Facebook, this post is dedicated to you. Whether you are going to a school in your same city, … Read More