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I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty

Well, I won’t back down
No, I won’t back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won’t back down

No, I’ll stand my ground
Won’t be turned around
And I’ll keep this world from draggin’ me down
Gonna stand my ground

And I won’t back down

Tom Petty’s video for I Won’t Back Down

This is my last post with a Tom Petty reference.  For Now.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health: there are 4 facts to consider about depression.

  • Depression is a real illness.
  • Depression affects people in different ways.
  • Depression is treatable.
  • If you have depression, you are not alone.

Depression is treatable. Medication is only one way to address depression. Talk therapy or psychotherapy is another.  One form of psychotherapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT can help with changing negative thinking patterns and perceptions in a more helpful, positive realistic way. CBT can assist an individual with recognizing things that might be contributing to depression and change behaviors that may be increasing symptoms of depression.

Talk to your doctor, health care provider or consult a clinician before beginning any medication or therapy. Everyone needs something “to keep this world from draggin me down.”   by Wendy Lay, LCSW