Was this violent shooter perfectly “normal” before the incident, no warning signs, no nothing, and just *snapped*? How do we even explore such a question?
Too often, we believe what our brains tell us. Beliefs like “I suck!”, “I’m such a stupid moron!” or “I am so ugly!” do so much damage, it can literally take a lifetime to see through that self-doubt and find the truth.
Tuning into our body and emotions by practicing mindfulness will help deal with anxiety.
I have anxiety, and I feel it at some point almost every day. But panic attacks? Those are not the same thing.
Depression may make you a hostage to your thoughts and those dark thoughts are likely not the truth.
I hate depression. I hate that I can be having a good day, or even a good week, and then *BAM* – I run into a wall. My wife told me a few days ago that when I’m depressed, I’m “predictably unpredictable.” That’s the same thing I say about my depression. AND THEN, SUDDENLY… I…
Don’t believe everything depression tells you.
Does it make sense to wait until we get sick?
Getting through the craving with activity lists and distracting yourself, while being conscious of what you’re doing, will alleviate the suffering.
They suck but they are life saving.
There’s nothing funny about the state of mental health care.
Despite often being full of resentments, there is much in life to be actively grateful for.
A correct diagnosis determines what your options are for treatment, managing symptoms, plugging into community resources, and so on.
Living with intense depression, embracing it like an old friend, and trying to dig yourself out of that hole.
Thoughts are just a string of words, no more, no less and can be let go of.
Depression does not always look, sound, or act like we would imagine. As an illness, depression is just as complex as any other disease of the brain.