Dr. Lindemann says...."A journal doesn’t replace a therapist, but if you can’t get an appointment to see a counselor right away, a journal helps bridge the gap. Even if you are fortunate to have access to the behavioral healthcare you need, journaling can still play an important role in lowering your depression and anxiety. You can choose to share your journal with your counselor or not. Again, the choice is up to you.
Whether you pray, meditate, or journal, the old saw about an attitude of gratitude has become recognized as very effective in helping establish and reinforce self-esteem. Good self-esteem helps protect against depression, anxiety, suicide, homicide, and drug overdose." ....Read More
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