Mental health problems should be thought of no differently than physical health problems. In fact, they are related: mental health problems affect physical health and physical health problems affect mental health.
Tags: anxiety, body, brain, depression, emotional education, emotions, judgment, mental health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), PTSD, shame, stigma, substance abuse, suffering, therapy, toxic stress
The problem? Thanksgiving didn’t feel the same
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I have a relatively small family and since I wasn’t raised with religion, Thanksgiving was the main holiday where everyone all came together for a festive meal. This gave me a sense of family deep in my heart.
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–by Hilary Jacobs Hendel
There are many myths and “shoulds” about how families and holidays should be: Families should love each other. Families should get along. Holidays should be fun…To name but a few. The fact is: Many people do not have happy families,
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Tags: anxiety, dysregulation, emotions, family, holiday, holidays, relationship, self care, stress, thanksgiving, trauma