5 Mental Health Truths from Inside Out

5 Mental Health Truths from Inside Out

When I first heard about Disney Pixar's new film Inside Out, I knew it would be a winner. What I wasn't prepared for was how well it handles emotions, personality and their psychological underpinnings. Here's five lessons about mental health you can take away from Inside Out and how they can help both writing complex characters and your personal wellbeing! HERE BE SPOILERS - PROCEED WITH CAUTION Forced Joy is Unhealthy If you are trying to make yourself or others feel happy all the time, you are heading for trouble. When Riley's mom tells her that they both need to stay happy for their father, a whole load of warning klaxons went off in my psychiatry brain. No one can be happy all the time. I am a natural optimist but I don't smile every hour of every day. In Inside Out, the character of Joy wants everything in Riley's life to be happy. It is her desperation to achieve this that leads to Riley's...
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