If you are offering support to a survivor of cancer or a rare disease, remember that you don’t need to try to make them feel better all the time. You can help by validating emotions and offering support.
Toxic positivity is when a person denies, invalidates, or minimizes a negative or distressing situation by overgeneralizing the positives. Although well-intended, jumping to positivity right away can cause shame and minimize an experience.
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