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This quote is, frankly, just so freaking much.
“Personal boundaries are important for establishing a sense of self-worth and a sense of self-love. Those who grew up unable to establish their own personal space or to have a sense of control over their own life may have learned to seek approval or validation from others instead of trusting themselves and building a solid sense of self-identity.”
Dr. Strait reminds us that while it’s normal to want to “fix” the pain of people we care about, it’s much more important to simply be there, without fixing it. Then offers up this advice: “How do we make our … Continued
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This Allure article below actually seems like something we should be sharing, because right now everyone is feeling something, a lot of things, that may be completely new. I mean seriously the world is pretty overwhelming right now, you’d have to be dead to not feel something. But not everyone knows how to cope with that.
For many, there is no possibility of the regular trip to the therapist office that we often imagine mental health care to be. We need more of these kinds of resources if we are going to make a dent in the large percentage of people who never get any treatment, and the more we can move to these types of tools, hopefully the more availability there is for more elaborate resources for those who need that as well.
If you’ve been around this blog for awhile, nether one of these passages from this article will come as a surprise to you: “Police also don’t have a great track record of de-escalating situations with mentally ill people, who are 16 times more … Continued
Samantha’s article about grief has a lot in common with some of the things I’ve been saying about abuse, and other trauma, specifically this idea: “Society creates the perception that all that is needed after a loss is for the … Continued
LGBTQ+ youth are not alone. See these resources One Way To Be An Ally Right Now? Support Black Mental Health. Perpetrators of child sexual abuse use sport as cover, inquiry finds – I feel like this is not surprising. Suicide … Continued
I know we’ve touched on this topic more than a few times, but I don’t think we can repeat it enough. The article below has some really good advice, but maybe none more so than this: Building a foundation of … Continued