Breast Cancer Awareness Month —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Join us as we RISE together to help uplift women in need. The past year has posed a challenge to just about everything, and breast cancer prevention is no exception. Although we saw setbacks in screenings and […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month —

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It Is What It Is, And You Feel What You Feel

Don't Lose Hope

It is what it is, and you feel what you feel.”

The starting place for healing from a trauma in your life is taking that courageous, and very shaky, step of facing the truth of what happened to you.

That means allowing all the feelings to rise up to the surface, and experiencing the pain all over again.

But what do you do after taking that brave step – because you know, for a fact, that it’s going to feel awful?

In summary:

1. Give yourself time – take all the time you need – to deal with what comes up, and to mourn a million losses.

2. Allow the healing process to follow its own course. You can’t force the pace, or decide what it will look like.

3. Be patient with yourself, and especially during dark days. You don’t know how you will feel; you don’t…

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