Suicidal Thoughts, Depression and 13 Reasons Why

Originally posted on PsychCentral https://blogs.psychcentral.com/triple-winner/2017/06/suicidal-thoughts-depression-and-13-reasons-why/ I watched “13 Reasons Why” recently and it got me thinking about my own suicidal thoughts. (I am trying not to spoil it too much, but if you are waiting to watch it you may want to hold off reading) I was an unhappy teen and had some suicidal thoughts…

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Distorted Thinking and Urges for Alcohol

  Originally posted in Psych Central https://blogs.psychcentral.com/triple-winner/2017/05/distorted-thinking-and-urges-for-alcohol/ I have abstained from drinking alcohol for 6 months. Day to day, I rarely think about it. I go to weekly meetings and have tools. But, occasionally I get tempted. I went to a restaurant where the drinks were flowing and they looked good. But, I just looked.…

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Stages of Change in Recovery From Alcohol Addiction

Originally published in Psych Central https://blogs.psychcentral.com/triple-winner/2017/04/stages-of-change-in-recovery-from-alcohol-addiction/ (Photo from SmartRecovery.org) There are a number of stages one goes through when recovering from an addictive behavior. 1. Pre-contemplation — at this stage one is unaware of any problems. Others may point them out, but you have no interest in changing. 2. Contemplation– At this stage one is aware of…

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13 Reasons Why (thoughts)

I recently watched the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”. If you haven’t heard of it, it is about a teenage girl who commits suicide. I don’t have a well-thought out analysis. It brings up many topics and I have no one to discuss them with. I have not read other writings on the series yet.…

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