Can positivity be “toxic”?
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A Helpful Chart to Explain the Difference Between Support and 'Toxic Positivity" was originally published on The Mighty.
There's no denying that positivity can be powerful. I know when I'm struggling with anxiety and negative thoughts, if I can hold onto an ounce of hope — that I'll make it through, that I'm not defined by my thoughts, that I'm not as bad as my brain is making me out to be — I can cope a little better. The positivity we hold within ourselves, when we can manage it, makes it a little easier to get by.