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What is Toxic Positivity? Why It's OK To Not Be OK Now.

by Brittany Wong

The problem is, toxic positivity oversimplifies the human brain and how we process emotions, and it can actually be detrimental to our mental health. Multiple complex emotions can exist in you all at once. Long-term effects of toxic positivity include encouraging a person to remain silent about their struggles. Feeling connected to and heard by others is one of the most powerful antidotes to depression and anxiety, while isolation fuels these emotional issues. Often, trying to hide or deny feelings can lead to more stress on the body and increased difficulty in avoiding upsetting emotions.

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