Those turning to self-help books to help themselves deal with unhappy feelings and thoughts are often advised to conjure up positive images. However, research shows that, when we are anxious or stressed, our minds are scarcely able to suppress negative thoughts. Instead, it helps to enlist the help of other people, including a friend or therapist, to talk through our feelings. By addressing mood swings and the factors that contributed to them, it is possible for troubled individuals to deal with mental health issues in a constructive manner. This strategy produces a feeling of control over one’s circumstances and the sense that one can get through them. It also never hurts to keep a journal of one’s thoughts and feelings.
Are you finding that self-help books or even talking with friends is insufficient? Do you feel like your life is being negatively affected by depression, grief, anxiety, or other mental health issues? If so, please call 800-325-1192. Our compassionate counselors provide the safe space and proven techniques that you need in order to feel healthy again. We all need a little help now and again. Let us provide it. Call one of our offices today. You can also take a free on-line assessment at Online Screening
P.S. Talk therapy can speak directly to a person’s own particular feelings and circumstances in a way that a book with generalized information cannot.