You’d think mental health were the absence of bad stuff, right? No depression, no voices, excellent coping skills! No bad habits or panic, no excess of pills! No, no, everyone knows mental health is a lot more than good coping skills, absence of bad habits, and not feeling bad. It’s about joy. It’s about potential. It’s about growth and creativity and believing in self and future.
Mental Health and You is a mental health blog: we’ve got articles about overcoming depression and voices, enhancing coping skills, settling bad habits and panic, and medications galore. You’ll also find information about Schizoaffective Disorder and making friends. There are types of psychotherapy. There’s sexual pathology. It’s about overcoming the bad stuff. But here you’ll find joy, potential, and lust for life too! Looking for the benefits of aging? Guided imagery through the Library of Life? Benefits of nicotine? Ostriches? It’s all here! See below for a list of links.
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This article is based on a workbook I wrote a decade ago called, “What to Do When You’re Too Depressed to Think.” Thus the title. The book hit 200 pages, which means this post waxes on the long side. So sorry for the long-windedness. Hang in there as you read
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