If someone you know is depressed, telling them to cheer up won’t help. And a few more things that you should avoid saying: Just get outside and you feel better… You need a pet… When are you going back to work? You think too much… Just fake it ’til you make it… You will feel … More What is the Best Thing You Can Say to Someone Who is Depressed?
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How often do you brush your teeth? For most of us, it’s twice daily. We brush, floss and use breath freshener to do what we can to keep our teeth as healthy as we can. And why do we do this? Because our teeth are important and taking care of them is part taking care … More What if We Treated Our Mental Health Like We Treat Our Dental Health?
What might have been and what has been Point to one end, which is always present. Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened. T. S. Eliot, “Burn Norton” Does slowing down make you feel anxious? You are not alone. Read the article, “If … More The Courage to Notice Your Self
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The moment I saw myself, I would not trade that for anything ___ “Think about New Year’s resolutions. Anecdotally it’s safe to say that a significant majority of those desired behavioral shifts fall by the wayside fairly quickly. The gyms are full in January; February, not so much. One missing ingredient is self-observation. For illustrative … More If You Slow Down for a Moment, What Are You Afraid to See?
“If you mistake someone’s solution for a problem to be eliminated, not only are they likely to fail treatment, as often happens in addiction programs, but other problems may emerge.” Bessel Van Der Kolk, “The Body Keeps the Score” p. 147 Often, a mental illness is not the problem. It is a symptom of something … More Mental Illness is Solution, Not a Problem