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Re: Having a tough time? Brains are weird

@peacelovepizza Same here! Often I think people have this instinct that learning more about mental ill health or how their brains work will confuse them more, or make them feel worse for some reason? Maybe initially it can be confusing, but for me, learning about neuropsychology has been a huge help. It helps me not to blame myself if I feel bad out of nowhere, as @lokifish spoke about in their original post. I even have a bit of a silly name for my anxiety: Hansel. Whenever my anxiety tells me untrue or boring stories "I'm worthless" "I'm a failure and always will be" "Nobody loves me", I can just tell my anxiety "Cool story, Hansel" and it immediately makes me feel better. Laughing at the untrue stories my brain tells me sometimes helps me diffuse the anxious feelings and 9 times out of 10 I can laugh at myself. Even my parter says "That's just Hansel talking again" which is actually a great help.

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