Patti’s mental-health journey began as a child whose parents opposed treatment
and told her to “suck it up.”
The decades that followed have been filled with “extreme” manic and depressive episodes.
At nearly 70, she has only recently learned the game-changing skill
of challenging her dark thoughts and changeing her thinking patterns,
something Patti never knew was even possible.
It’s one of three core principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT.
CBT, according to the American Psychological Association,
“is an approach for which there is ample scientific evidence
that the methods that have been developed actually produce change,”
making it different from many other forms of psychological treatment.