Mental Health @ Home Insights Into Psychology: repression and suppression

What is… Repression and Suppression

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's terms: repression and suppression This is a follow-up to a recent post on defense mechanisms, which are based on the work of Sigmund Freud.  Suppression and repression are both examples of defense mechanisms, and they serve the purpose of removing … Continue reading What is… Repression and Suppression

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Book cover: Bright-sided by Barbara Ehrenreich

Book Review: Bright-Sided

Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America by Barbara Ehrenreich was recommended by a fellow writer on who, like me, has chronic treatment-resistant depression. The book looks at different ways that expectations of positive thinking with no room for anything else are actually harming our society.  The author doesn't use the term toxic positivity, but she's talking … Continue reading Book Review: Bright-Sided

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