Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders.
Before I begin Week #22, I’d like to share with you all the participants that had responded to Week #21, Topic: Addiction and Obsession. This was one of those topics that so many could relate to and I’m so pleased that many bloggers found this blog to be a safe place to share their stories and experiences. God Bless You All.
October 30th’s Participants:
Melanie C., of “Sparks From a Combustible Mind” (Parts 1 & 2)
Ashley, of “Mental Health @ Home”
Chenon, of “Should Have Kown”
Justin, of “My Own Worst Critic” (Parts 1 & 2)
JP, of ” The Wide-Eyed Wanderer”
Michelle, of “Advice, Mental Health, Personal, and My Life”
Sadje, of “Keep it Alive”
Carol Anne, of “Therapy Bits”
Alexandra, of “Two Pegs On A Line” (Corrected name of the blog).
Rory, of “A Guy Called Bloke”
Week #22 Topic: Rejection and Overcoming Rejection
Why Do We Fear Rejection?
There are many facets to the fear of rejection. Here are some of the main reasons why you might fear being disliked and shunned:
- You fear to be alone and isolated from others
- You’re scared of having your worst fears confirmed, i.e. that you’re unlovable, stupid, ugly, worthless, a failure, etc.
- You fear to have old trauma triggered, i.e. feelings of abandonment from childhood
- You’re scared of the end product, i.e. plunging into depression, anxiety, self-loathing, etc.
- Have you ever been rejected by family/friends because of your mental illness/disorder?
- Has anyone mistreated you to the point you felt like you were nothing?
- Have you ever confronted the person/persons that have made you feel this way?
- If the answer to #3 is “Yes”, was anything resolved?
- Has rejection changed you in any way? ie… Self-Esteem, Depression, and/or changed your opinion the way you feel towards the human race as a whole?
- Or, has rejection done the opposite and made your stronger and more resilient?
If you choose not to answer the questions and rather write a narrative about a certain situation, please feel free to. For that matter, you can choose any way you want to handle this topic. If you want to write a poem, short prose, etc… Please feel free to express yourself the way you would like to.
Help Break The Stigma Surrounding Mental Health
- Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
- There are no right or wrong answers. Write in any format you see fit. (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
- You can do one or all prompts.
You have from November 6th. through November 12th. to submit your entries.
- Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.
- ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).
- Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this week’s prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!
- Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!
Remember to create a pingback to this original post after you write your own post. Also, remember that this is not a prompt-based post. Please write a narrative. I really look forward to your responses. Or, maybe I should say “We” all look forward to one another’s responses.
Thank you in advance.
Take Care & God Bless,
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