Regardless of what your kids school might look like right now, I think this article provides some interesting tips on how you can do the things you can control to support kids mental health. Or anyone’s mental health really. “It may feel like a stark choice between mental or physical health. But as a family…
It might be impossible to get to zero, but the UK needs to do something, the current numbers are staggering. Figures from the Samaritans show 6,188 suicides were recorded in the UK in 2015, an average of 17 per day. It’s not just the UK either, these numbers are similar in the US, Australia, Europe…
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For example, I’m not anxious JUST because my brain is working overtime, or because I find myself focusing on the negative. I’m also anxious because over 400,000 people in the US have died from COVID-19 and a large number of people in my local area feel no need to change their behavior in acknowledgement of that fact.
You know what that is? That is reality, and there’s no amount of “good vibes” that is going to make that reality not a reality. It’s totally normal to feel anxious about that, and telling me to “think positive”, or get more sleep, or exercise, isn’t going to change that.
We all live in a very uncertain, and difficult, reality right now. The answer to social injustice and racism, again, is not just thinking positively about it. It’s having difficult, often painful, conversations about the topic. It’s about listening to other people’s experiences and working hard to understand the world differently than we did yesterday.
That too, is a source of anxiety.
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