Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pain & healing. May 13, 2010.

“A lot of people say they want to get out of pain, and I'm sure that's true, but they aren't willing to make healing a high priority. They aren't willing to look inside to see the source of their pain in order to deal with it.” – Lindsay Wagner

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The disease of depression is probably the only disease that tricks the sick person into staying sick. People with broken bones get casts; people with cancer take chemo; people with diabetes take insulin.

But often, people with depression to the very opposite of what they should do to get well. Maybe they drink too much or abuse drugs; maybe they ... See Morerefuse to talk to a therapist; maybe they quit taking needed medication; maybe they self-injure. And they almost always withdraw so that loved ones can’t help them.

As suicide attempt survivors, we must be VERY proactive in getting well. Our mental health must be our number one priority.

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