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Self-Esteem & Qualifiers

Tell me one good thing about yourself.

Before you answer, let me give you a couple of guidelines. You can’t say you’re “pretty good,” “fair,” or “decent.” You have to give a solid, affirmative “good.” You also can’t attach any qualifiers to your answer. 856 more words

Behavior or Symptom?

When is a behavior not a behavior? When it is a symptom.

People rightly respond to my behavior. I can get very cranky, often angry or impatient. 468 more words


Update 7/2014

Hi Everyone!

I know I haven’t posted much in a long time, so I thought I’d give you an update on what’s been going on with me. 347 more words



Diagnosis of mental illness Рany mental illness, is overwhelming when it is first received.  Even when the diagnosis is a long time in coming, and should therefore be at least conciliatory relief, it feels like the world is spinning out of control. 322 more words

Mental Illness


I had another session yesterday. As I have been for a while now, I was in a pretty bad place at the time and I couldn’t really get 100% composure for the appointment – when I went tin I was kinda shaking and holding back the tears a little. 617 more words


Excerpts from the Red Notebook

She always wanted one of those, but never got one. In fact she could tell you in all seriousness that she loves those as if she actually owned one. 1,261 more words

Ramblings (Mystified Misadventures Of The Mumbler)

Risk Factors for Dysthymia in Childhood

Exploring the various risk factors commonly associated with children developing the mental health condition of dysthymia.
There are multiple causes related to an increased likelihood of a person suffering from dysthymia, yet not everyone exposed to such triggers will go on to develop the condition. 507 more words