Re: Dealing with Depression
hi, welcome to Healthboards. It is great that you are getting to work on your depression. The first thing I would suggest is that you keep a journal and write write write. The mental process involved in translating your thoughts to the written word is one of the most clarifying and effective things you can do to sort out the baffling mysteries of why you feel what you feel. Next, tell your inner voice (the inner critic, or "that miserable wretch", who keeps putting you down, that you are not going to take that any more. Stop believing everything it says. You need a bit of an inner critic to stop you from being foolish, but they go overboard. Write it all down, and imagine saying any of that stuff to a friend. You wouldn't?? Then why say it to yourself?! Realize that you are dancing to music that was laid down from the time you were born. That doesn't mean that the tapes cannot be changed. Your upcoming therapy will teach you how to change them or record over them. I wish you a successful journey. Sera
Last edited by Seraph; 07-04-2012 at 06:37 AM.