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Archives for January, 2016

Coping Skills

What Are You Thankful For?

I’ve spoken numerous times on the fact that happiness is fleeting and how it’s not something we should be striving for because it’s so momentary. I’ve talked about instead of happiness we should seek contentment through expressing gratitude.

How do we know what to express gratitude for though?

What if we can’t find it within ourselves to be thankful?
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How I Express Gratitude


I’ve talked before about seeking happiness, how it’s fleeting and isn’t sustainable and how we should seek contentment instead.

Contentment is the knowledge that things are ok, that although they could be better, they are, in the moment, pretty good.

One of the biggest ways to find contentment is through expressing gratitude and being thankful.

A lot of people have trouble with this though so I figured I’d tell you about my favorite ways of being...
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How I Find Contentment


I’ve talked before about how, instead of trying to seek happiness we should aim for the more manageable goal of contentment. I think this is something we would all do well to wrap our heads around because constant happiness, as it stands, is fleeting. It’s a momentary thing that lasts for a day at most before the everyday starts to come flooding back into the picture.

Contentment, on the other hand, is the feeling...
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It’s OK to be Paranoid


In the time I’ve been living with schizophrenia there have been numerous instances, almost too many to count, where I fell into a whirlwind of paranoia.

Maybe it was surrounding some social anxiety I had or maybe I heard laughter that I imagined was about me or maybe someone said something that made me paranoid about what they thought.

The point is, I’ve been there.

There’s something else that has the tendency to happen in the...
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How I Deal With Difficult People

I feel bad even thinking about writing this. If you knew me you’d know that I’m very careful about speaking with ill will toward anybody. I believe everyone deserves respect regardless of their habits and their countenance, but as a naturally paranoid person, I’m also very wary of people.

A lot of the things that people do have a tendency to confuse me. Over the years this confusion has turned into a relative annoyance with people,...
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