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Closing Thoughts During Suicide Prevention Month 2021 – My Brain’s Not Broken

Closing Thoughts During Suicide Prevention Month 2021 – My Brain's Not Broken

I’ve already written that one of the topics I’ve learned the most about in the four years I’ve written this blog is suicide prevention. At the end of the suicide prevention month, I try to take the time to think about what I’ve learned during that month and how it will help my suicide prevention…

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“Will it ever end?” Thoughts and suggestions

Fear of COVID-19

TThe Delta variant, renewed masking requirements, possible lockdowns, vaccination controversies, political struggles: it’s daunting for everyone, but can be devastating for those who suffer from a mood or anxiety disorder. Our friend upstairs thinks, “Will it ever end?” Hmm, how about a few thoughts and suggestions … She looks scared, suspicious, sad, frustrated, and angry….

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How I Drastically Reduced Social Anxiety And Negative Thoughts Through Mindfulness, by Mike Wilhelm

How I Dramatically Reduced Social Anxiety and Negative Thoughts Through Mindfulness, by Mike Wilhelm

In this post I am going to give you the careful details on how I managed to reduce social anxiety and negative thoughts in a very short amount of time. As you may know, negative emotions like shame and fear and negative thoughts like “I’m not smart enough” or “I don’t look good enough” can…

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The Persistence of Negative Thoughts – My Brain’s Not Broken

The Persistence of Negative Thoughts – My Brain's Not Broken

I don’t always like to start my posts with “this week in therapy,” but … this week in therapy, I’ve absently pointed out that my negative thoughts have been more present lately. When I think about my negative thoughts, I don’t really see them as something to get rid of right now. They are here,…

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Motivational Stories

When You’ve Been Gaslit, You Stop Trusting Your Own Thoughts, Feelings, And Emotions

TC sign

When you have been lit, you cannot trust your own feelings. You cannot believe your own feelings. You wonder if you are going crazy, if you are stupid, if you are actually the most toxic in the relationship. You start to question everything about your reality. Things you should be 100% sure of suddenly feel…

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Motivational Stories

When You’ve Been Gaslit, You Stop Trusting Your Own Thoughts, Feelings, And Emotions

TC sign

When you have been lit, you cannot trust your own feelings. You cannot believe your own feelings. You wonder if you are going crazy, if you are stupid, if you are actually the most toxic in the relationship. You start to question everything about your reality. Things you should be 100% sure of suddenly feel…

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