The Silent Scream
I don’t know about you, but there are days when I look relatively normal on the outside while I scream silently inside. I’m an equal opportunity person so sometimes I want to scream about work, sometimes about home, sometimes about my health, and sometimes about me. I don’t show any favouritism. I allow myself to be irritated by about anything. Even better, I don’t necessarily limit my irritation to be about one thing at a time. I’ve been known to allow the emotions associated with multiple negative events/people to build up until I’m not even sure why I feel tense, why I’m suddenly angry at everyone, and why I react so strongly to an every day event.
Reasons for the scream
There are many reasons why we may have silent-scream moments. The following are a few examples, but I’m sure you have some of your own:
I used to use the hide-under-the-blankets technique but it’s never really worked. It’s been a way to give myself some privacy and the mistaken belief that no one can find me.
However, since I’ve already told you that it doesn’t work, the following are a few techniques that you may want to use:
Do you sometimes experience a silent scream? If you do, what helps you to deal with it? What prevents you from dealing with it?
Don’t be silent when it comes to your mental well-being.
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