A quick share today….
Trauma is known to be at the center of the issues called “mental illness”.
If not physical trauma then often the family dynamics become an issue when children are taught they have no power over themselves or their lives. Often times well intentioned parents believe that by “making” their child obey they are teaching them something but the reality is – we are teaching our children that they are not capable of thinking for themselves.
There are many issues layered in and around the issues called “mental illness”. Be it too strict or too permissive – when the outcome is an adult who does not know how to manage their internal world they often don’t know how to manage their external world either. This becomes a catch 22 as we try to “figure out” how to “do it right” or be “good enough” in order to receive recognition or approval from our families.
Being proactive begins with being informed…
Here is some information on how early life experiences can leave us less than prepared to feel confident or competent to deal with life’s adversities.
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Again – here is the link to the article on adverse childhood experiences: The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study – Beyond Meds.