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Mental health

When Events Overwhelm Coping Skills

blue budgie on Pixabay We've all got our toolbox of coping skills to draw on when things start to get difficult.  It's usually not quite as simple as that, though.  My toolbox has multiple different compartments, and multiple different keys.  When I'm well, I've got the master key and I have access to all the… Continue reading When Events Overwhelm Coping Skills

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Depression

Mashed Potato Brains in Depression

I have always found the cognitive symptoms of depression to be among the most disruptive to my overall functioning.  When I'm really unwell it feels like I can't think my way out of a paper bag.  I tend to describe the effect on my thinking as "mashed potato brains".