Weekend Pick: Love and Mental Health @ Creatives Garage
February, the month of love, takes a new perspective on the effect of mental health in relationships. Join the conversation at Creatives Garage 18th February, 2017 at 1:00 PM.
In line with February the month of love, we are having our first Masked Project of the year where we will have a conversation around the role of love in mental health. How do we love people with mental health conditions…unconditionally.
We will also have a conversation about how toxic love can get in turn affecting our mental health.
Join us at Creatives Garage on18th February at 1 pm.
Entry Free. –Masked Project Event Page
Featured Image Courtesy Joe Mutoria Creatives Garage FaceBook Page.
Find more tips on loving while dealing with mental health below.
1.) Attachment v.s Selfless Love
Within healthy loving relationships, there is a balance between commitment, attachment and patience. When attachment outweighs the other factors of a relationship, it can be easy to lose sight of life without someone. Remember, you were a complete person before falling in love. You, in all your completeness, are accepting someone else, in all their completeness. This selfless love breeds a healthy balance for both people to grow individually as well as together.
2.) Accepting v.s Enabling
Whether you’re showing love to a family member, friend, or significant other, being there for someone is always appreciated. However, accepting someone’s mental illness, and enabling someone’s damaging behavior are two completely different things. If you are noticing dangerous behavior, reach out to someone that can help for the safety of your loved one.
3.) Support v.s Sympathy
Be an open ear for those struggling with a mental illness. Not everyone wants your sympathy, rather your unconditional support as they continue their journey, could be more helpful. Let them know you are available and will support them in any situation.
Continue the conversation at Creatives Garage the 18th of February. Entrance is free.
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