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December 10, 2020

The ‘It’s Not as Bad as’ Mindset, and Why It’s Dangerous

Did you ever hear that you should be thankful for what you have no matter what you’re going through, because someone always has it worse?

That may very well be true, but it doesn’t mean that what you’re going through isn’t “bad enough” for you to be upset about. Yes, it’s good to try to focus on the positive and to be grateful, but sometimes things aren’t ok. Sometimes you’re not ok. And that’s ok.

Part of the stigma surrounding police and their reluctance to seek out help when it’s needed (physically and mentally) is the “it’s not as bad as” mindset.

“Oh, yes, I was in a [...]

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