Toxic positivity — what is it? And how do you not support it so it doesn’t make things worse?

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Why do we use toxicly positive messages?

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The effects of toxic positivity

“When you tell someone to think positive, what you’re really saying is that your comfort is more important than their reality,” says Susan David, a psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of Emotional Fitness.

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How to support and comfort wisely?



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