In his mental health talk, Dr. Tom Mulholland explains how to build a healthy mind and maintain emotional fitness. The author and speaker describes the difference between hardware and software when it comes to depression and leading a happier life.
The mental health talk explains that thoughts are the cause of our feelings and feelings are not facts. If one has all the hardware in place -- a support network, physical health, no chemical imbalances and similar criteria -- then it may be time to examine the software. The emergency doctor speaks from personal experience when he suggests people use positive, dopamine-creating thoughts to combat stressful circumstances, which can trigger negative thinking patterns and corresponding emotions. Whether this is a mantra or a funny explanation, this can make a significant difference for people.
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