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Stop Sneaky Depression

Depression can sneak up on you.  It can happen so slowly, you may be unware of it approaching.  Depression can also hit you like an 18-wheeler going 70mph.  603 more words


DBT Examples: Learning from Life (Day 6)

Hello everyone, today I wanted to briefly touch on the skill Opposite Action. I think a lot of us know what it is, simply because it can appear rather self explanatory, but in reality it’s not so easy. 288 more words

Mental Illness

"Just Do It"

“The only thing that’s constant is change”

I’ve been witnessing so many transitions within my own life, my friends’ lives… the changes come in waves and sometimes we are stuck realizing that all these changes happen at once. 483 more words

self-care: opposite action

Opposite action, or opposite-to-emotion behavior, is a technique recommended in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). The purpose of this technique is to break the cycle of negative thoughts/feelings and resultant unhelpful behaviors. 169 more words


Fighting Depression is like Having an Angel and Devil on My Shoulders

This was also on published The Mighty: Fighting Depression is like Having an Angel and Devil on My Shoulders

It’s a slow, Monday afternoon. I’m alone in my apartment, lost in ruminating thoughts. 511 more words

Mental Health

DBT skills for my interview today.

So I used:

I checked the facts:

What is the emotion I want to change? Fear/anxiety.

What is the event prompting my emotion? Interview and a test as part of it. 414 more words

Borderline Personality Disorder

The Loop

Change behaviors that feed depression and anxiety, and change the feelings of depression and anxiety. 251 more words