We don’t have to run from feeling bad. It’s a part of life. Learning how to feel bad in a healthy way is a really, really useful skill.
I like this idea. Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen. Then, on New Years Eve, empty it and see what awesome stuff happened that year. Good way to keep things in perspective
This is such a great idea! I feel like a lot of people would benefit from these jars :)
Life can be hard - but there is good stuff too, much of the time. Remembering it isn’t always easy, so this sounds like a great idea :)
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We are beautiful because we are unique, not in spite of it. Still, feeling like the only technicolor bird in a greyscale world can be lonely. Sometimes we can feel like a freak. Pictures like this can be good to hold on to.
Hearing voices that others around you don’t hear is much more common than most people think. This animation was created by a group of 5 young people who hear voices (aged between 13 and 18) in a bid to raise awareness of the experience in schools, and challenge stigma. Please share far and wide :)
As one young person pointed out - when someone comes back to school with a broken arm, everyone crowds around to sign their cast. When someone’s struggling with hearing voices they tend to back off, unsure what to say or do. Why is there a difference?
Huge thanks to all the young people who took part, as well as the awesome people at Chocolate Films who provided the technical know how.
Most people who hear voices do not hurt others - they live regular lives (going to school, meeting up with friends and generally chilling out). Some people live extraordinary lives and use their experiences to help others. Why don’t we see more of these stories in the newspapers? At the moment it’s all out of balance :-/
If you have chance, google Eleanor Longden’s story. She’s beat the odds and is now studying for a PhD in Psychology. Inspiring stuff :)
People ask me where my lyrics come from, and I’ve always been intentionally vague in the past. I’ve always believed that a song means whatever the listener wants it to mean. That the best ideas aren’t crafted from the ground up, but really do feel like they come out of nothing. So to then impose…
Hearing voices as a result of traumatic life event is so common (many of the young people we support have had similar experiences) - full credit to Danny from Embrace for speaking out. I hope other people feel able to do the same :)Source: danny-mcnamara