"Instead of just repeating the same phrase over and over again, try coming up with actual action steps to help you end the negative thought cycle."
Sometimes bad things happen for no reason other than we are human beings having a human experience. Pain, heartache, grief, loss, disease, and death are inevitable parts of the human experience.
You want to know what to say to your friend, but nothing seems quite right. I’m not a professional, but here’s a list of things I’ve learned, personally, from battling depression and suicide attempts.
Jenna Bush Hager talks to popular blogger Allie Brosh about how her "Hyperbole and a Half" comics are therapeutic for her and the thousands of fans who follow her who also suffer from depression.
To preserve a healthy sense of self, kids need to learn how to “talk back” to their negative thoughts with truth-based self-talk; they need to be taught how to confront irrational lies and discern the truth about themselves and others in every situation.