Updated: Jul 4, 2019
1 in 5 people are affected by mental illness. Mental illness is a health condition that changes a person's thinking, feelings, or behavior and causes distress and difficulty in functioning. The mind is so powerful yet many underestimate the mind-body connection-- hence a great deal of people put very little emphasis on receiving mental health care.
Have you ever stopped and thought about the things you think about?? What are your automatic thoughts? These are instantaneous images or thoughts that occur in response to an action or event. (i.e. "I'm a failure", "I've let people down"). Studies have shown that your thoughts can actually change the brain and cause real outcomes in the body as evidenced by the placebo effect in clinical trials.
If you find yourself dwelling on negative thought patterns, think on my favorite scripture:
Just like Newton's Law says "what goes up must come down", God's law says "what goes in must come out" (Luke 6:45). So the more of Him you pour into your spirit, the more positive will flow out.
So here's my treatment for negative thinking!