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Stephen Soreff, M.D.
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Insights for Better Mental Health


This represents a month idea which will lead to you have better mental health. We all can learn and improve.

June 2019:  I hear the birds: I am not depressed.

This is a bold and provocative headline. Let me elaborate. Many of us definitely including myself too often wake up with ‘noise’ in the head. Noise is defined as long and growing list thoughts running through your mind. These include but not limited to following: the thing I have to do today, things I did not do yesterday, why did someone insult me yesterday? How can I avoid getting my partners ire, will my kids actually call me today, should I have ice cream today, will I get this chapter done today? And is this list too long or too short?

Admit it. You have entertained or more specifically been entertained by these mental rambling. So to get to the point, in my world the birds sing every day. Yes, everyday even in the winter. Perhaps, due to climate change or not, even in the cold months some birds are around year round. But some days I those birds and some days I do not. Admit it. You have entertained or more specifically been entertained by these mental rambling. So to get to the point, in my world the birds sing every day. Yes, every day even in the winter. Perhaps, due to climate change or not, even in the cold months some birds are around year round. But some days I those birds and some days I do not.

The reason I hear the birds is that I turned down or for the moment have not paid attention to the noise. So ready, for a leap? This is the psychiatrist in me coming up. If there is too much noise that translates into a feeling of depression. No, not clinical depression. Just a lingering feeling of being overwhelmed or sad. Cutting to the chase, when I hear to birds whether around the house, while jogging or on the golf course, I am not depressed!!!

Take home message.:  Did you hear the birds today?  If so great.  If not, take a self-inventory .  Pay attention to your noise.