about 4 years ago I was dealing with a bad back problem. someone suggested that maybe i didn’t know how to handle stress physically and so i went to the school therapist; susan whiting. that is when she asked me to work for her. i spent my sophomore year at snow attending weekly group therapies, going on retreats and teaching empowering lessons. i loved every minute of it and am so grateful to her for that opportunity. she has taught me so much about life. she has helped me identify wrong beliefs i had about my own life. she taught me how to love myself and the people around me. she helped me to find out who i am. i can hear her correcting my use of words over and over in my head. i am eternally grateful that i met her. i never want to forget what i learned from her.
everyone needs a susan in their life. someone who just gets you and more importantly… inspires you!!!
I love you SUSAN!
Depression Solutions Do’s:
- Notice aspects of your life worth honoring and celebrating.
- Recognize the internal negative voice of depression and name it “depression”.
- Learn to give less credibility to that voice when it speaks to you.
- Stay socially connected in some way to other people. Talk with them about the depression in moderation.
- Get yourself our of your apartment or dorm room for at least one hour every day.
- Exercise, eat well, and develop a regular sleep schedule. Too many students suffer mild forms of depression because they are not taking good care of their physical self.
- Limit yourself from telling a negative story more than three times.
- Get a massage or treat yourself to something that will make you feel good.
- Stay creative—plan to take a fun class during your semester schedule.
- Keep your living quarters clean.
- Continue to love and hope.
Depression Solution Dont’s:
- Don’t let depression paralyze you from the things you enjoy. Stay active.
- Don’t let depression keep you silenced.
- Don’t let depression isolate you.
- Don’t incessantly talk to yourself and others about being depressed.
- Don’t over-indulge in anything.
- Don’t take other people’s medication.
- Don’t let the “worst case scenario” thinking take over your normal thought patterns.
- Don’t believe that you know what others are thinking about you. You are not a mind reader.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Wayne Dyer” —