Eric Patterson

Eric Patterson, Author at New Life Outlook

About Eric

Eric L. Patterson, LPC, is a professional counselor in western Pennsylvania, who has been working for over a decade to help his clients live happier lives. By night, he is a dad, husband, runner and freelance writer specializing in transferring his mental health knowledge and experience into clear, actionable content for his readers.

Recently, Eric’s writing has expanded to a lighter side with Consume Review Repeat. Whether the topic is as serious as the impacts of anxiety or as silly as the best iced coffees around, Eric strives to keep his writing sharp, engaging and enlightening.

Eric loves his daughters, indie rock music and all things zombies. Read more about Eric and his writing on his website.

Eric's Work

Depression and the Holidays

13 Tips for Surviving the Holidays With Depression

Depression and the holidays seem to go hand in hand. The silly season isn't easy to deal with when you're depressed; consider these tips to make it easier.
by Eric Patterson and Lana Barhum on December 11, 2018
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder: What It Is and How to Cope

Depression and seasonal affective disorder can strike when days get darker and colder. This is more severe and difficult to ignore than just "winter blues."
by Angela Finlay and Eric Patterson on November 13, 2018
Bullying and Depression

Bullying and Depression: The Effects of Bullying on Mental Health

Dealing with a bully is exhausting whether it is in school, the workplace, or online. Learn how bullying and depression interact and what to do about it.
by Eric Patterson on November 5, 2018
Understanding the Different Types of Depression

Understanding the Different Types of Depression

Knowing the different types of depression can give you the advantage of having the best information to understand yourself and the people around you.
by Eric Patterson on July 4, 2018
Depression Good Days

What to Do on Your Depression Good Days

Rainstorms eventually stop and clouds part to allow for sunshine; nothing lasts forever, including depression. What to do on your depression good days.
by Eric Patterson on June 28, 2018
introverts and depression

Is Depression More Common in Introverts?

Depending on their personality traits, many people are susceptible to depression. So is it possible there is a link between introverts and depression?
by Eric Patterson on April 4, 2018
Depression Recovery

A Step-by-Step Guide to Working Towards Depression Recovery

Naturally, when depressed, recovery feels like an impossible task. The mission becomes finding ways to take depression recovery from impossible to probable.
by Eric Patterson on April 2, 2018
Depression and Communication: Get Ready to Listen

Tips for Improving Communication When You Have Depression

Depression weakens your communication skills. It changes the way you speak to others and the way you express yourself. Learn how to listen.
by Eric Patterson and Lana Barhum on November 30, 2017
Depression With Psychosis

Yes, Depression Can Cause Psychosis — Here’s How to Cope

Depression with psychosis is when people experience hallucinations and/or delusions during the course of their depression.
by Eric Patterson on January 24, 2017
Coping With Depression and Self-Harm

Coping With Depression and Self-Harm

In order to break the cycle of depression and self-harm, you have to understand why you self-harm, and find a different coping mechanism to replace it with.
by Eric Patterson and Kristen Schou on January 11, 2017
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