Approach: Identity & Who we are
Exploring Our Identities
This week, Approach 10 groups focused on Identity: Who Are We? Groups watched trailers for the movies The Masks You Live In and Miss Representation. Participants then journaled about and created masks that represented the masks people wear and their own masks.
We live in a time where we quickly put ourselves and others into “boxes” based on outward appearance & identity. Maybe we have more in common than what we think?
Introducing All That We Share…
Highlights from this week!
Hard Conversations: Suicide
Dr. Gerald Brown (Doc Brown) is the owner of Inner Compass Counseling, Coaching, and Consulting PLLC in Cornelius, NC, and Statesville, NC. He believes in helping individuals, couples, and families find meaning and integrate that meaning with various resiliencies in order to live purposefully and vibrantly. Below is an excerpt he wrote from an article about talking to your child about suicide.
“There are few things as difficult and terrifying to a parent as the idea that your child at some point may commit suicide. And when something is frightening, we have a tendency to avoid it. However, when it comes to suicide, it is imperative for us as parents to confront the realities of suicide and the importance of reducing the stigma of mental health and wellness in general. Adolescent/youth mental health is important as suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24. Ignoring the suicide conversation is like taking your child to the beach without reviewing rip currents/undertow/water safety because the discussion of drowning makes you uncomfortable”
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Always remember to tell your child (and yourself) the following each day:
Believe in yourself
You were born for special reasons
Look for ways to help others today
Your primary purpose is to discover what your unique talents are (that no one else in the world has)