Cognitive Distortions
Positive Coping skills
Wild Card

This C.D. is when we exaggerate or minimize the importance of an event. you might believe that your achievements are unimportant, or that your mistakes are a much bigger deal than they actually are.

"Magnification and minimization" I will also accept "disqualifying the positive"


When having repetitive or intrusive thoughts, this can help give you something audible to focus on and help drown out the chatter in your mind.



What is Bipolar disorder? is there more than one kind?

Bipolar disorder, formerly called manic depression, is a mental health condition that causes extreme mood swings that include emotional highs (mania or hypomania) and lows (depression).When you become depressed, you may feel sad or hopeless and lose interest or pleasure in most activities. When your mood shifts to mania or hypomania (less extreme than mania), you may feel euphoric, full of energy or unusually irritable. These mood swings can affect sleep, energy, activity, judgment, behavior and the ability to think clearly.Episodes of mood swings may occur rarely or multiple times a year. While most people will experience some emotional symptoms between episodes, some may not experience any.Although bipolar disorder is a lifelong condition, you can manage your mood swings and other symptoms by following a treatment plan. In most cases, bipolar disorder is treated with medications and psychological counseling (psychotherapy).


How common are mental illnesses?

Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (51.5 million in 2019). Mental illnesses include many different conditions that vary in degree of severity, ranging from mild to moderate to severe.


Which ocean dwelling animal sleeps with one eye open?

dolphins do!


When we see only the WORST possible outcome of a situation, usually that outcome is incredibly unlikely to happen.



This C.S. has made a comeback from our kindergarten days, you can find this more grown up version of this childhood classic in most stores today.

Adult coloring books


what is Anxiety? is i the same as stress?

Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders.


What percentage of adults with Major Depressive Disorder do not seek help or treatment?

Approximately 35% of adults with major depressive episode did not receive treatment.


what sound does a giraffe make?

it doesn't, they don't have vocal cords, google it!


When we believe we know someone else thoughts/feelings/motivations, without having evidence (reminder; feelings don't equal Facts!)

Mind Reading

I will also accept "fortune telling"


While doing this excessively can lead to isolation or ignoring our responsibilities, listening to your mind and body and taking one of these in moderation can be a healthy coping skill.

A nap

What is depression? list 4 symptoms

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. 

Symptoms include

  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities
  • Decreased energy or fatigue
  • Moving or talking more slowly
  • Feeling restless or having trouble sitting still
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Difficulty sleeping, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight changes
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, or suicide attempts
  • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

what percentage of adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode?

 13.3% of the U.S. population aged 12 to 17.


What do sumo wrestlers do for good luck before a match?

Hint- these people and sumo wrestlers wear a similar outfit



Making the assumption that emotions reflect the way things actually are

Ex: "I feel useless therefore I must be useless"

Emotional Reasoning


If you're in Kim's groups on Tuesday and Thursdays you be doing this mindful coping skill



What is Schizophrenia? list 2 symptoms

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects less than one percent of the U.S. population. When schizophrenia is active, symptoms can include delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, trouble with thinking and lack of motivation. However, with treatment, most symptoms of schizophrenia will greatly improve and the likelihood of a recurrence can be diminished.

  • Positive symptoms: (those abnormally present) Hallucinations, such as hearing voices or seeing things that do not exist, paranoia and exaggerated or distorted perceptions, beliefs and behaviors.
  • Negative symptoms: (those abnormally absent) A loss or a decrease in the ability to initiate plans, speak, express emotion or find pleasure.
  • Disorganized symptoms: Confused and disordered thinking and speech, trouble with logical thinking and sometimes bizarre behavior or abnormal movements.



what percentage of adults will experience and anxiety disorder in their lifetime?

(we all experience anxiety, however, it is a disorder when it stops us from functioning at work/school, and impacts our relationships)

An estimated 31.1% of U.S. adults experience any anxiety disorder at some time in their lives


what is Scooby Doo's full name?

Scoobert Doo. Yes really.


The belief that things should be a certain way; ex "good things should happen to good people"

Should statements or "shoulding yourself" 


While the word "grounding" might sound like a bad thing, it can be helpful in bringing your attention back to your body and away from racing or overwhelming thoughts; give me an example of a grounding exercise!

5 senses

Mindful eating




What is Schizoaffective Disorder? what are the two types?

Schizoaffective disorder is a mental health disorder that is marked by a combination of schizophrenia symptoms, such as hallucinations or delusions, and mood disorder symptoms, such as depression or mania.

The two types of schizoaffective disorder — both of which include some symptoms of schizophrenia — are:

  • Bipolar type, which includes episodes of mania and sometimes major depression
  • Depressive type, which includes only major depressive episode

True or False:

Discussing suicide with someone can increase their likelihood of a suicide attempt.


the stigma around suicide and depression often makes it more difficult for people to reach out for help or discuss their struggles. Reaching out to someone who you believe is struggling with these thoughts may help them.

**know when to involve a professional or emergency services! if someone has intent to end their live or a plan to do so be prepared to call for help!


True or False: When photography was first invented in the Victorian Era, it was rude to smile with your teeth showing so instead of saying "cheese" when taking a picture, it was common to say "prune".

TRUE! They believed it gave them a more dignified and serious look

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