One of the biggest misconceptions about suicidality is that thoughts of harm only surface for people struggling with severe mental illness…FALSE. When life feels overwhelming, thoughts of suicide often arise because people want to FEEL better, but they can't find a clear route to "BETTER." Therapy is capacity building. In therapy, we teach emotional balance so clients can better manage the intensity of their overwhelming feelings.
#CapacityBuilding: Where are you placing your energy? "When we feel inadequate, our self-concept is threatened, so we begin to attack ourselves!" How do we minimize the threat and activate our care system? Simple, be KIND to yourself.