A tool for dealing with the thought of drinking when it becomes dangerously strong.
Hope folks find this useful.
Four Step Response to Wanting a Drink*
RELABEL, REATTRIBUTE, REFOCUS, REVALUE
WHAT YOU DID
1. You experienced a desire and considered it valid
“I truly want this.”
2. You connected the desire to nee…[Read more]
hva started the topic Here's Why it's Still Really Hard to Get Men to Go to Therapy in the forum General Support 3 years, 9 months ago
Once you start to look at the intersection of men, masculinity, and mental health, it’s hard to avoid the sense you’ve stumbled on the source of so many of our national nightmares. Mass shootings. Sexual assault and harassment. Domestic violence. The behavior of Donald Trump. People who don’t know much about this intersection don’t always grasp i…[Read more]
hva started the topic Rising Awareness Anticipated to Drive Dysthymia Clinical Trial Market During 2015-2021 in the forum Dysthymia 3 years, 9 months ago
New York, NY — 12/28/2017 — Dysthymia is often characterized by chronic depression. Symptoms of dysthymia are the same as for depression and usually not as severe as major depression. Key symptom of dysthymia is daily depressed mood for at least two years. Another symptom of dysthymia include lowered energy, appe…[Read more]
hva started the topic Complaining Physically Changes Your Brain to Be Anxious and Depressed, Research Concludes in the forum Complaining Physically Changes Your Brain to Be Anxious and Depressed, Research Concludes 3 years, 9 months ago
“Thought changes structure … I saw people rewire their brains with their thoughts, to cure previously incurable obsessions and trauma.” ~ Norman Doidge, Canadian-born psychiatrist and author of The Brain That Changes Itself
Neuroplasticity: The Good and The Bad
The human brain is remarkably malleable. It can be shaped very much like a b…[Read more]
hva started the topic An Open Letter to My Parents, Who Didn't Handle My Addiction Well in the forum Addiction 3 years, 9 months ago
There’s a part of me—a big part—who is terrified to write this. I’m uncertain you will ever read these words, and even less certain that if you do, they will sound like anything more than whining and finger-pointing. Just another litany of excuses. I know I’ve given you more than enough reason to expect that.
So the first req…[Read more]
hva started the topic Is everything you think you know about depression wrong? in the forum Depression 3 years, 9 months ago
In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, because its implications were too inconvenient, and too explosive. American psychiatrists had produced a book that would lay out, in detail, all the symptoms of different mental illnesses, so they could be identified and treated in the same w…[Read more]
This is a great resource.
Reaching out for help is really hard when life is tough…we understand… no matter what you’re going through, suicide is never the answer. Getting help and support is the answer.
If you want to talk to someone by phone, call one of the numbers listed here.
We are working hard on launching a new website in…[Read more]
Sometimes I’ll be standing in my living room at the end of the day, the floor covered end to end in toys; half-filled cups and empty, crumb-laden plates and bowls on the coffee table; my kids and husband’s dirty clothes crumpled into every nook and cranny — and I will literally start to have a panic attack.
I’m not sur…[Read more]
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Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide. Will you retweet to potentially stop one or more of those suicides?
Ex-world champion Ricky Hatton says he tried to kill himself on several occasions in a battle with depression.
The Briton also talked about the need for boxers to get more help after retiring, when he appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today show, guest edited by Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams.
“I tried to kill myself several times,” said H…[Read more]
Persistent depressive disorder, also called dysthymia (dis-THIE-me-uh), is a continuous long-term (chronic) form of depression. You may lose interest in normal daily activities, feel hopeless, lack productivity, and have low self-esteem and an overall feeling of inadequacy. These feelings last for years and may significantly…[Read more]
There is no debate over the idea that alcohol is used by an overwhelming number of people suffering from depression as an escape mechanism. To medicate the problem… or to, temporarily at least, get away from the problem.
And there is not much debate over the fact that alcohol is a depressant, and typically makes everything worse.
You may have heard it said a thousand times. You may never have heard it before. Regardless, it may be the most important thing you do in your life.
Talk to someone. Talk about it.
Call this hotline:
SOS Suicide: 1-800-273-8255
Try to remember that this will pass. I know that this can sound impossible. Pointless. Even stupid. I know,…[Read more]
The name of the book is “When Panic Attacks” by Dr David Burns. The book is full of examples and is set up like a workbook so you can enter your own comments. I strongly recommend it. It may be a bit hard to find because there is only one printing of it, but if you search online, you can find it. It’s also available in most libra…[Read more]
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