Thought challenging/cognitive therapy

August 4, 2014

It is not the situation that causes us to feel the way we do. Rather, it is the way in which we interpret and think about the situation that influences our emotions and behavioural responses. Challenging the way that you think about a situation in a realistic and positive way will help you to feel more positive and to cope with the situation. Thought challenging is about developing a rational and positive perspective of a situation that will assist you in reducing your experience of negative moods. We can often not change what has happened in a situation but do have some control with the way in which we think about it.

Links to more information and to a CBT program for depression

(note: Australian Sites)


Beyond Blue

Black Dog Institute:

Cloud Clinic:

R U Ok Day:

Suicide Prevention Australia: