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What to say when someone’s having a hard time

It can be challenging to know exactly what to say when someone is having a hard time. This includes “toxically positive” messages. Here’s a great article about the dos and don’ts of constructive support.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/how-to-help-mental-health/2021/07/27/7ab2476c-ef06-11eb-a452-4da5fe48582d_story.html?fbclid=IwAR28iWghPsbjJaf49IpoualnUO5TurEP_TRer93_T3M4BxuCKHw-q_UlR8c

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Toxic Positivity

Have you ever felt annoyed by someone being annoyingly positive, to the point where it can feel invalidating of genuine and real but difficult feelings? This is a great article about an antidote: tragic optimism. Take a look!

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20210302-tragic-optimism-the-antidote-to-toxic-positivity