Ah, yes. “think positive.” I forgot about that one and, “I’m sure you’ll be fine,” is another, and I hope people don’t say those things about cancer and diabetes. I wish they didn’t say it about depression.

I find that the number “of steps” some work for some people and others work for others. It’s trial and error. I have a “coping toolbox,” of things that have worked for me over the years but they don’t always work every time.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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