How to Avoid Being Psychologically Destroyed by Your Newsfeed

 

Excerpt from this blog post, which I wrote earlier today:

"This past week has been brutal, in terms of what has been coming across my newsfeed. And 2016 wasn't exactly a picnic either. So lately I've been thinking a lot about the mental health impact of a steady avalanche of Really Bad News. Many of us (myself included) deal with mental health challenges on a daily basis and being fed a steady diet of devastating world events only serves to make that harder. So I've decided to share a few strategies I'm using to avoid being completely crushed by my newsfeed right now. (I'm writing this post as much for myself as for anyone else. But I'm also hoping that this post will be helpful to some other sensitive soul who is having an extra tough time right now.)

Here's my best advice...."

Read the rest here.

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Ann:

That's so lovely of you to say! And it's one of the things I really love about this community. It's possible to make some real connections via posts, emails and sharing whether that sharing is resources, articles, research, feelings or insights. It's rare. I'm glad you are here. Cissy

Thanks so much for your feedback, @Former Member. I really appreciate that. I try to be practical when I write pieces like this because that's what I'm always looking for as a reader: advice that I can implement in my own life, starting right now, packaged in a sandwich of hope and encouragement! 

@Cissy White (AC Staff): Thanks so much for sharing the blog post and for being such a warm and supportive presence here at Aces Connection. You were the first person to reach out to me when I joined the community a few weeks ago and you have been consistently helpful and encouraging. Just wanted to say that (1) I noticed; (2) I'm grateful! 

Ann I really enjoyed reading your article and am grateful for the specific and concrete advice - particularly the links to restorative narrative sites.  ACEs Connection and ACEs Too High are also a place where we can not only learn more about positive, resilience building efforts but also share our own.  Thank you!

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