E131 – 131: Normalizing What it Means to Take Care of Your Mental Health
Everyone is struggling with something but we, as a society, have been conditioned to keep those struggles bottled up or buried. Sometimes the mental burdens we are carrying are just too heavy to bear alone. But fear of being judged by our peers or loved ones can hold us back from seeking the support we need. In this episode, Rachel and Erin discuss the stigma around mental health and how it is actually a crucial part of taking care of your well-being.
The girls talk about:
+ How oftentimes the mental health stigma means assuming the worst about someone
+ The impact that social media has had on our mental health
+ Checking in with yourself
+ And so much more!
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- “People immediately think you’re struggling really bad if you’re going to go see somebody for your mental health. And yes that could be the case but sometimes I feel like it doesn’t have to mean anything bad at all.” – Erin
- “We all have our own struggles and our own issues and we’re all dealing with whatever it is the best we can, with what we know. And for us to improve or do better or move through something, we need that kind of support. So a lot of the stuff that we might internalize and struggle with might not be the kind of thing you can just pour on your best friend or even your partner.” – Rachel
- “There’s so much good that comes out of it, it’s just that we as a society have kind of crushed that down. Like if you have to seek mental help or therapy or whatever, then there’s something wrong with you. Again. . . there’s nothing wrong with you.” – Rachel
- “We’re seeing information and news sources and all of this stuff at a faster rate than ever before. And it’s hard for our brains to process everything because we’re bombarded with a million things all at once and from so many angles.” – Erin
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