Because We Are Strong

Minisode: Toxic Positivity

November 06, 2020 Theresa Thomas Season 1 Episode 14
Because We Are Strong
Minisode: Toxic Positivity
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Because We Are Strong
Minisode: Toxic Positivity
Nov 06, 2020 Season 1 Episode 14
Theresa Thomas

Sometimes people feel they're being helpful when they shower your situation with positivity and while positivity in rare disease is necessary for survival there is such a thing as to is positivity. When you use positivity so much to the point that you are negating someone’s struggles and experiences, that’s when it becomes toxic and not helpful. We all can learn from each other and their struggles. It’s okay to acknowledge the hard parts of your journey.

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Larger Than BWS Blog ---> https://www.largerthanbws.com
Social Media ---> @largerthanbws

 Think of the people who are sharing their health story on social media or a blog, leading a Facebook group, hosting a podcast, working with nonprofits, collaborating with healthcare, and more!
Head to wegohealth.com/backslash awards to learn more and nominate today!

 That's why the BC Schizophrenia Society has launched a brand new podcast, called Look Again, Mental Illness Re-examined. Host Faydra Aldridge talks to doctors, families, and people with lived experience about how to recognize mental illness, and the specific treatments that can help. Check it out. They'll really challenge you to“look again” at what you think you know about mental illness. 

Support the show (https://www.patron.com/findyourrare)

Show Notes

Sometimes people feel they're being helpful when they shower your situation with positivity and while positivity in rare disease is necessary for survival there is such a thing as to is positivity. When you use positivity so much to the point that you are negating someone’s struggles and experiences, that’s when it becomes toxic and not helpful. We all can learn from each other and their struggles. It’s okay to acknowledge the hard parts of your journey.

________________________

Larger Than BWS Blog ---> https://www.largerthanbws.com
Social Media ---> @largerthanbws

 Think of the people who are sharing their health story on social media or a blog, leading a Facebook group, hosting a podcast, working with nonprofits, collaborating with healthcare, and more!
Head to wegohealth.com/backslash awards to learn more and nominate today!

 That's why the BC Schizophrenia Society has launched a brand new podcast, called Look Again, Mental Illness Re-examined. Host Faydra Aldridge talks to doctors, families, and people with lived experience about how to recognize mental illness, and the specific treatments that can help. Check it out. They'll really challenge you to“look again” at what you think you know about mental illness. 

Support the show (https://www.patron.com/findyourrare)