Reading List – On Mental Health and Human Flourishing

Cognitive Reappraisal

Cognitive reappraisal entails taking a step back and viewing a provoking event in an objective way. One means of achieving an objective perspective includes picturing the provoking event from the perspective of a third person and considering any positive features or lessons learned from the event.

Ayishat Akanbi: “We need a broader understanding of mental health issues”

I understand why some people do not reach out in their darkest hours. Society spells out exactly what makes a good person. To those who are afraid of falling short of people’s moral standards, it might seem more attractive to disappear than get over the fear of reaching out and suffering criticism. Who would be confident to share a narcissistic personality or psychopathy diagnosis? I imagine very few people would.