IT’S good to talk, the saying goes, and we are talking about mental health more than ever. This is generally seen as positive: raising awareness breaks down stigma long associated with conditions like anxiety and depression and empowers people to seek help. But we should be asking whether this trend is entirely a force for good – and confronting the possibility that it might, in some cases, be counterproductive.
The most obvious shift is that language once the preserve of psychotherapists has been co-opted into common parlance. Trauma, boundaries, triggering and so on: “therapy speak” is now ubiquitous. This can sometimes …
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Publish date : 2023-09-20 18:00:00
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