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Insight. - December 4th 2017, 07:50 PM

So today my counselor and I spoke about the language I use about myself and my situation and it is pretty clear that I have "all or nothing" thinking which isn't super helpful.

I tend to believe that I'll always be depressed.
That I'm never good enough.
That I'll have urges to cut.

So I'm supposed to try to switch the always and never to "right now's" "eventually" etc.

The issue is negative self thinking is huge for me and it's really hard to correct myself and it's even harder when my counselor doesn't know how many times I have these thoughts a day or always what they are. So I am thinking that if I'm more aware and feel certain thoughts or have certain urges or think about dying I could write them out, and how I responded to them and e-mail them to my counselor so that way I am more aware of trying to fix the language but I'm also sending him the issues that I am facing throughout the week.

We're on a e-mail basis so I know that it's not a boundry but would e-mailing him these thoughts everyday be too much? I see him once a week (because I'm sucking at life, for the moment) so I would want to send them more than weekly but I don't know if daily is to much.

It's just that I hav a lot of things I want to chat about but I get scared and don't bring it up. This could be a good way to chat more in depth about my urges to cut if he see's how often I think about it, and it could also help him see my OCD thoughts I have that I've never discussed with him along with my depression still being a huge factor daily in my life.

I'm not sure if anyone has insight on this.
I'm trying to get better but it's a hard road and scary especially when I don't chat with my friends about my depression unless it's to joke about it.
   
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Re: Insight. - December 5th 2017, 05:29 PM

Hello!

I know that when it comes down to depression its kinda sorta more of a "the negatives of this situation far outweigh the positives " and that is what makes you feel as if there's not much you do , but you can do it. Slowly do things that will encourage a positive change of mood, such as eating healthily, reading some relaxing books, and also being a good listener (chances are that you already are ) and also its best for you to email him maybe once in two days for now, but ask for his permission and see if he's okay with it.

If he's okay with it then go for it.

You can also discuss your thoughts regarding OCD with us too because the more your outlets of improvement and help, the better.

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