Coping skills & self-soothing · Grief · Mood and anxiety · Uncategorized

When emotions are too scary and thoughts too sharp

It's deeply personal. Maybe it's a recent diagnosis, something chronic and unescapable?  The doctors say you have a year or less, and that's that.  There's nothing else they can do.  It's a dead-end situation.  No amount of problem-solving will fix this one. Or perhaps you crashed your car and don't have the money to fix… Continue reading When emotions are too scary and thoughts too sharp

Coping skills & self-soothing · Mood and anxiety · Therapy · Uncategorized

What to Do When You’re Too Depressed to Think

This article is written for people who are too overwhelmed, sick, numb, or lost in depression to sort out their thoughts.  I say "thoughts" because a lot of therapies for depression require a person to examine and rearrange their "cognitions."  But what happens when mood gets so bad you barely have the energy to get… Continue reading What to Do When You’re Too Depressed to Think