People with and those who support others with mental health challenges face decisions everyday about if and what to say to friends, family, co-workers, and others about their experiences. Whether someone is returning from treatment, had a momentary “meltdown,”or is asked about a behavior that someone has noticed, knowing how to decide if and what they want to say can be key to moving forward with their recovery. If they choose to disclose, having an answer that points to their strength and resilience is empowering.
Participants explore the story they have been telling themselves about their challenges and resilience. They practice skills to reverse hurtful self-talk and then take a deep look at the costs and benefits of talking to others in the various settings of their lives (friendships, school, social media, etc.). For situations where people decide to talk about their challenges and strengths, the program prepares them to respond to unanticipated reactions. They practice writing their story from a strengths based perspective and, if they desire, sharing that with the group. The last session focuses on options for peer and adult support.
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