Cognitive Distortions

Many people, including myself, at one time or another, have suffered cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions are ways that our mind convinces us that a situation, event, or object isn’t right. These thoughts augment negative thinking or emotions- convincing us that our thoughts are real when in fact they make us feel terrible about ourselves. When I… Read More Cognitive Distortions

Thanks Kid Cudi

Dear Kid Cudi, Thanks for being honest about your depression, anxiety, and suicidal urges. I’m happy that you’re checking yourself into rehab and getting the help that you need. It’s difficult to be honest about mental illness and any problems associated with it. Your honesty has been a giant blow to the mental health stigma,… Read More Thanks Kid Cudi

Mental Health Differences between Emotions,Feelings,Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Sadness, and Depression

I was inspired by Robin Williams’s death to write a post about the mental health differences between emotions, feelings, both Bipolar I and II, depression, and regular sadness. I thought that if I wrote down the differences, it could help people recognize it in themselves and in others. Feelings are products of emotions. They are… Read More Mental Health Differences between Emotions,Feelings,Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Sadness, and Depression