I enjoy writing and creating awareness about mental health related topics - particularly pertinent to parents, young women and other professionals in the field of psychology and/or education.
What's the first step? Identify how you feel.
Are there more hidden messages to Stranger Things than The Upside Down? Hawkins can also be a place to learn about our mental health.
"Virginia Axline, a pioneer in the world of child play therapy, developed a list of attitudes that all play therapists should have. And, even though she has centered her work around the professional therapeutic relationship, I believe that most of these attitudes can apply to all parents. Especially, when playing with their children."
"I recognize that it's often difficult to have this emotional conversation with other people–especially if we've grown up to believe that emotional expression is a sign of "weakness"–but, I'd like to invite you to think about this. And, the next time you need to have this conversation, you already have a guide to managing it better."
"Talking about these topics is never easy, and it’s never comfortable. But, to prevent child sexual abuse, we must be constantly opening conversations around boundaries and consent. And when we do, we mustn’t allow shame, stigma, and silence to be a part of this conversation."