Therapy Tuesday (Episode 5) - Talking to family about your mental health

A fortnightly podcast for people looking to have conversations about mental health from a feminist perspective.

Power differentials between parents and children are obvious in family dynamics. In communities of color, the power differentials can remain even once children grow into adults and result in infantilisation which can worsen mental health concerns. There is vulnerability for dismissal, bullying and not feeling supported. Conversations around mental health are uncomfortable and often stigmatized in different cultures. As a result, the experience of mental illness becomes isolating. In today's episode, we discuss some of the challenges around talking about emotional health concerns with family members. How do we break the ice? We'll also be talking about the importance of setting boundaries, navigating shame and guilt, and why agency is integral.