I am a coach and mentor for teenagers. I use my many years’ of teaching experience and my social media management skills to help teenagers build a positive mindset to navigate through the worlds of education, social media and the internet. My goal is to help teenagers own their future by overcoming the challenges they face today and being ready for the ones they face tomorrow.
If you have been triggered by the sexual assault news coverage this week, last week, month or year here are a few ways you can help yourself and reduce your anxiety, irritability, sadness or flashbacks by making yourself, your wellbeing and your mental health a priority.
Basically, I don't remember a time when I wasn't keeping some kind of feeling or thought hidden away, or conditioning myself to hide my feelings and put on my game face. I used to blame my love of alcohol on the lack of stable, responsible and healthy father figures, and the normalization of booze and drugs from an early age. And sometimes I would even let myself believe that I was somehow predestined to be an alcoholic because that's just “what we did”.