As protests erupted in more than 30 cities across the US in the wake of the death of George Floyd, churches in the US collectively expressed anger combined with a clarion call for a change — once and for all — in a nation that has tolerated violent racism for too long.
Rev. Chris Lieberman, shares his own sense of grief and lament, and permission to find your own ways to seek health and make a positive difference. He shares Psalm 13.
Don’t ignore how you’re feeling. Most of us have heard the term “bottling up your feelings” before. When we try to push feelings aside without addressing them, they build strength and make us more likely to “explode” at some point in the future. It may not always be appropriate to process your emotions at the very moment you are feeling them, but try to do so as soon as you can.
Learn more by downloading the Tools 2 Thrive handout on Owning Your Feelings(download the PDF). Be sure to see the lists on the second page of the handout to help you name those elusive feelings (a sample is seen here). You can also visit the Comfort My People webpage for more Mental Health Month resources.