Cognitive distortions often go hand-in-hand with depression and anxiety, but the good news is that we can develop skills to correct these patterns and even lessen mental illness symptoms.
I'm not eating disordered. I am not depressed. I am not my mental illnesses. I have mental illnesses. I have depression. I have an eating disorder. I have struggles. I am not my struggles. "There's a difference between experiencing suffering and becoming it." Holding onto mental illness as a part of our identities makes the maladaptive behaviours that [...]
Words have the power to define what we see. With respect to mental illness diagnoses, this is no different. There's so much to be said about this topic, I'm elaborating a bit on here after one of my latest Instagram posts. (Keep in mind I am not a diagnostic professional, nor clinician, and my knowledge [...]