A safety plan is a document that lists everything you can think of that will keep you safe from harming yourself or others, or from dipping way down the continuum of depression.
11 mostly free things you can do to ensure that you get what you need.
Depression and anxiety thrive in times of chaos and disarray.
Change happens when you dig deep down inside yourself and figure it out.
“The known” is comfortable.
Many people with mental illness feel like they are doomed to live their lives stuck in the midst of the depths of sadness, anguish, and torture of their sickness.
I feel small today. Small and quiet.
Our worlds are a projection of our inner state.
I feel hopeful.
Your mental health is the most important thing in your life, and it needs to be treated that way.
The bigger part of me didn’t really want to continue drinking, because I was afraid I would end up doing the same thing I’d always done – drinking to oblivion.
You have no control over what other people think, say, or do, so you need to learn to accept it (sometimes over and over again) in order to move on.
“What do YOU have to be depressed about?” — just don’t say it.
A lot of lists of ways to keep yourself busy and distracted when depressed lack an important ingredient – fun!
How did I suddenly become able to work last year, after 13 years of not being able to?
If you are having trouble getting through the days, these ideas are what help me.