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I'm Alexandra. I'm 27, disabled, queer, and I live in the Canadian Prairies.

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depression

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edgeofacataclysm:

“My life has been stolen from me. I’m living in a town I have no wish to live in… I’m living a life I have no wish to live… How did this happen?”

edgeofacataclysm:

“My life has been stolen from me. I’m living in a town I have no wish to live in… I’m living a life I have no wish to live… How did this happen?”

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The question you should be asking isn’t, “What do I want?” or “What are my goals?” but “What would excite me?
So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.

Mitch Albom (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

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Depression and Faulty Core Beliefs

onlinecounsellingcollege:

Studies on people suffering from depression have uncovered a number of similar beliefs. These are deeply held, oppressive, self-defeating and lead to low self-esteem and distress. They include:

“I should be successful at everything I try.”

“If I am not successful, then I am a failure.”

“If I fail, then: I am worthless, I am unlovable, or, Life is not worth living.”

“Failure is intolerable/unacceptable.” “I should get the approval of everyone.”

“If I am not approved of, then I am unlovable, ugly, worthless, hopeless, alone, etc.”

“I should be certain before I try something.”

“If I am not certain, then the outcome will be negative.”

“I should never be: anxious, depressed, selfish, confused, uncertain, or unhappy with my partner, etc.”

“I should always be on guard for any anxiety.”

“If I let my guard down, something bad will happen.”

“If people see that I am anxious, they will: reject me, humiliate me, think badly of me, etc.”

“My feelings, relationships, sex life, behaviors, etc. should be wonderful and easy at all times.”

These are unrealistic and lead to defeat – and thus to depression and self-rejection. Hence, they must be challenged and replaced in counselling.