Slow down. Take some time to reflect on your journey. Actively listen to what people are saying. Don't sacrifice the journey for the destination.
I remember a phrase my grandparents used to use when I messed something up "More haste, less speed." Basically, the more you rush to get something done, the more likely you are to mess it up.
If you have been chasing happiness only to find misery, try authenticity for a while. Be real with yourself and others. What is there to lose?
Depression, anxiety, or any other mental illnesses do not have to be caused by something. A certain situation may exacerbate the situation and environment may be a factor, but it did not cause it. People are mentally ill because they have a mental illness.
Take one small step to create a better you, and then tomorrow take another small step, and then another. Think of it as entering The Biggest Loser, except your mind is being worked out and made healthier.
Mental illness is what it says it is, an illness. It doesn't care if you are strong or weak, rich or poor, male or female or any other demographic.
I learned of a psychological theory the other day: Pluralistic ignorance. What this theory talks about is the idea that we believe we are the only person to believe something because no one else talks about it, and yet our belief is a lot more widespread than we believe. This is how surprises happen in … Continue reading The Stigma of Mental Health
The majority of people who commit suicide do so because they feel the world would be better off without them. In fact, suicide letters in a study revealed that this was the difference between people who completed suicide and those who attempted suicide. People who succeeded felt they had nothing to offer the world. We can do better.
Not one of us is able to truthfully, and with good self-awareness claim to have total mental health.