We miss Robin Williams

It seems like only yesterday that we were saddened and shocked to learn of the suicide of  the national treasure, Robin Williams . . .  3,181 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2014-08-12 19:41:28.

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What do do when the meds don’t work?

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sat 16 Jan 21 in Anxiety, Depression, medication |

 What do do when the meds are not working? A loyal reader complains that the meds his pshrink is prescribing for anxiety are not helping.  9,525 total views Originally posted 2015-08-15 17:21:33.

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Four Albert Ellis Bestsellers for You.

Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 14 Jan 21 in Albert Ellis, Anger, Basics, Books & Media, Depression, Happiness, Read any good books lately? |

When you buy using these affiliate links, I get a small commission which keeps me in coffee, which keeps me working, which keeps me providing you with this content… Thank you! Here are four classic, best-selling  REBT titles by Dr. Ellis that will give you a solid foundation to begin your studies of REBT-CBT or […]

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A loyal reader asks about managing job burnout What a great topic! There is an expectation that has become common since the 1960’s that work is “supposed” to be fulfilling, satisfying, fun, even meaningful . . .   7,291 total views,  2 views today Originally posted 2013-06-25 02:53:25.

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Posted by Rex Alexander on Thu 31 Dec 20 in Depression |

A loyal reader complains of being “depressed about nothing in particular.”   Sound familiar?  6,384 total views Originally posted 2014-07-16 06:50:09.

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Depression can seem worse than cancer!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Wed 30 Dec 20 in David Burns, Depression, Self esteem |

 1,880 total views,  1 views today Originally posted 2017-07-25 22:47:22.

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It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!

Posted by Rex Alexander on Tue 22 Dec 20 in Acceptance, Depression, Happiness, Irrationality in the arts & media, suicide, ULA, UOA, USA |

   It takes courage to be happy in a sad world!  I wrote this yesterday for someone who struggles with depression.  While I reckon no one would ever accuse me of being Little Mary Sunshine, this is a message of hope, albeit expressed in an oblique way. Please share your thoughts and feelings.  12,213 total views, […]

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Do anti-depressant medications work?

We have been having a fascinating discussion that I reckon is best framed as “Do antidepressant medications work?”     7,310 total views Originally posted 2013-08-06 19:00:08.

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Negative thinking patterns

Posted by Rex Alexander on Sun 11 Oct 20 in David Burns, Depression, Ten Cognitive Distortions |

  Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.”           ~David Burns, author “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” […]

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Can Suicide ever be a rational act?

In light of recent events in the news and some of the lovely stuff that Jimmy and Steve posted here recently, I thought it might be appropriate to talk a little about suicide. First of all, if you are thinking about killing yourself or are having thoughts about harming yourself that are scaring you, pick […]

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