Therapy and Good Days #2
by, 10-May-2014 at 19:11 (284 Views)
I've decided to write a blog updating everyone on my journey of dealing with my Mental Illness. I will write these blogs either the day I meet with my Therapist, or the day after
Yesterday morning was the second meeting with my Therapist Graham. I was diagnosed with Clinical Depression yesterday, and we'll be starting on I guess Cognitive Therapy, which is supposed to help me identify the triggers and help to deal with them when they occur. I talked about being a Brony and how it's a huge part of my identity, Graham was interested in that, he asked me about my participation in the community and stuff like that. I told him about my involvement in the fandom and such.
We discussed how Behavior influences Thought, and how Thought influences Emotion, and then how Emotion influences the others. It's essentially a vicious cycle in Depression, you start to think "I'm not good enough to do this." Or "I should have done this." Which leads you to guild trip yourself, you wind up feeling worn down and useless, and well we all know that's not good.
That's all for now!