Writing to De-Stress In Times of Crisis

Writing is something I need to do for my mental health

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Takeaways

I have used expressive writings to confront my traumas in the past, and it hasn’t occurred to me to look into them again during this time where I’m so stressed I can barely think. The American Psychological Association defines post-traumatic growth as the experience of more resilience and personal development following a traumatic event. But post-traumatic growth goes even a notch above resilience — it’s a sense of growth that “sticks.”

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Believer, Baltimore City special ed teacher, and 2:40 marathon runner. Diehard fan of “The Wire.” Email: ryanfan17@gmail.com. Support me: ko-fi.com/ryanfan

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