Posts tagged psychotherapy
Mental Health in the Media and the World Around Me

I think maybe the very first time I was every truly talked to about mental illness was when some student in the middle school (I was in elementary school at the time) had committed suicide and they had the school counselors talk to us and create a sort of dialogue on the situation so we could comprehend and process it a lot better. Part of their goal was to also prevent this from happening again, of course, so they certainly encouraged us to be there for each other and not hesitate to talk to an adult. It’s been a long time since that talk but I think they mainly covered  what suicide was, explained that maybe the kid had troubles at home or something and that he was in this isolated dark place. There unfortunately was no talk about how mental illness could have been at play here.

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Separation and Opportunity for a Journey Towards Self- Love

“Most people see the problem of love primarily as that of being loved, rather than that of loving, of one’s capacity to love. Hence the problem to them is how to be loved, how to be lovable.”  ― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

Romantic relationships for most individuals are incredibly intense experiences, especially the ending of a relationship. Relationships are often mirrors that reflect precisely the wounds that have injured us in the past. The ability of self-love is often also reflected by the relationship and the love we received from our primary caregivers.

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