One common trait amongst the immense amount of negative thoughts swirling around in a depressed person’s brain is overgeneralizing. That’s when you perceive a global pattern of negatives on the basis of a single incident. You go beyond one experience and generalize to a pattern that characterizes your life. “This always happens to me.” “I seem to fail at a lot of things.”
One of the most powerful actions you can take in combating depression is to understand how critical the quality of your thinking is to maintaining and even intensifying your depression—and that the quickest way to change how you feel is to change how you think.
We’re not saying it’s easy to do. It’s a life long struggle. Baby steps.
Below the comic, we’ve left some book suggestions if you want to learn more about depression.
I Can’t Even Do This Right | Summer of 1932
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