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– Can we also talk about how offensive these connections are to male survivors?
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The key is to have some compassion for yourself, similar to the compassion you might have for someone else in a vulnerable situation. When you can do that, suddenly what the other person does isn’t as important, you’ve given yourself grace, and acceptance.
As childhood abuse survivors, of course, this is tricky. Self-compassion is not generally one of our strengths. How could it be? All our lives we’ve been told that bad things happen either to bad people, or for a reason, and we’ve had something horrible happen to us, so we must be broken in some way to have had that experience. Didn’t we all think that way at one point or another? How could we not?
I’m glad to see people in Australia starting to understand this bit of reality: “”This is about the whole industry stepping up and saying we’ve got a major problem and we need to address this,” Mr Benson said. “The economic reality is we won’t actually have people to drive our trucks or to work in…
This is something that we often miss, and prevents us from seeing depression in many people to begin with: “Part of the difficulty was that my friend’s symptoms were more about impatience, irritability, and anger than behaviors we typically associate with depression, such as crying, moping, and an inability to get started with any task…
I joined TikTok with similar thoughts to what I do on other social platforms as well. But, it turns out creating video content is a little harder for me, so it hasn’t been as active as I’d like it to be. Maybe I just need to follow this advice, find helpful and insightful content and let myself be inspired by it?
Check out the ones they suggest, and let us know if you have any favorite TikTok accounts related to mental health that you’d recommend?