I've seen Disney Pixar address individual mental health topics before. But unlike these other movies, Encanto highlights the intricacies of family dynamics. The movie explains how family patterns can impact both individual mental health and overall family functioning. It's no wonder that I have brought up Encanto in nearly every family therapy session this week! So let's dig in: here are seven (and there are more but theres only so much time) family therapy themes that can be found in Disney's charming and poignant movie, Encanto!
Tag: mental health
Young Adult Therapy for Preventative Care
I recently met with a group of young adults from Towson University to talk about the stigma surrounding mental health and therapy. As the students asked questions and shared their perspectives, two words continued to come up: Anxiety and Depression. It took me a little while to notice that this conversation was creating the illusion. It is a myth is that you must be either anxious or depressed to go to therapy. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are limitless reasons why therapy can be beneficial to young adults. You don't have to just have anxiety and depression. Therapy could be useful to someone experiencing any number of concerns (or no pressing concerns at all)!
Is Remission In Mental Health Even Possible?
I recently was interviewed for an article about the difference between coping and healing. I was asked if remission was even possible when it comes to mental health. The article SO beautifully summarized my thoughts on healing from mental health concerns. So I wanted to elaborate from the article and include the in-depth deets of our entire interview here! Enjoy!