📅 Thought for today:

‘I worry though, about what might happen to our minds if most of the stories we hear are about greed, war, and atrocity.’

— Philippa Perry

#thoughtfortoday #war #greed #atrocity #mentalhealth #email

I saw Philippa Perry on television last night, and she said something that struck a chord. In fact, I will tell you now, as this was going to be the quote for today’s blog post:

“Email is just a to-do list written by other people.”

I loved this – I don’t get very many emails, despite having a half-dozen email addresses, because I have superb spam filters, I unsubscribe from anything that I do not have a strong interest in, and I apply my own filter after all that.

Philippa Perry is a writer and psychotherapist. One of her books is Couch Tales, a graphic story of psychotherapy. I really took to her as she explored swanky holiday dest9inations in Scotland with Sandi Toksvig.

Then I discovered this quote and I thought to myself, “Yes, she is right, I am already hearing anxiety about war in my room.” In the room being therapist speak for the conversations we have with our clients, although all mine are online, I have not gone back to face-to-face work.

Imagine the impact on the mental health of children subjected to the terrible sights we are seeing in Ukraine – whether they experience them first-hand or second. What will their futures hold for them?

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