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Toxic Positivity

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.

What phrases do you think are helpful to hear when going through something hard? ⬇️Comment below⬇️


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