#CPChatNow Recap- 10/19/2022

This past week in #CPChatNow was positively jumping. Members discussed their appearance on a podcast and the intersection of disability and mental health. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap. All aboard!

First, Veronica tweeted about her haiku being featured on the podcast, Haiku Pea Podcast. Way to go, Veronica!

veronica tweets her latest haiku was featured on the haiku pea podcast. zach asks if people submit a recording or the host reads them. veronica tweeted the hosts reads most of them, but the judge reads their picks and sometimes their own haiku

Next, October 10th being World Mental Health Day sparked conversation about the intersection of disability and mental health.

veronica tweeted about mental health day after zach tweeted about his video on positive mental health. veronica and i tweeted the positivity of disability is rarely mentioned. veronica shares she has lost 2 family members to suicide and they said people need to stop the stigma of talking about feelings. zach tweets it is problematic our society is so hush hush about feelings

Zach did a great video on the impact of CP on his mental health. Members talked about the importance of talking about the positives of mental health.

zach tweeted he is hoping to do more content about fostering mental health because people are often left asking how to be positive. i tweeted that toxic positivity can be a problem, like the idea you have to be positive no matter what. veronica tweeted a haiku she did on that topic; phony lift in voice, you're such an inspiration, pity loud and clear.

zach tweeted he thinks back to the days where he let his cp made him feel weak and inferior due to narrative in the mainstream media. chris tweets she grew up feeling awkward about her cp and it's funny because her CP impacts in a similar way to zach

This brings to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What are your strategies to maintain positive mental health?

extend the conversation question graphic. what are your strategies to maintain positive mental health? there is an image of a drawing of a black head and a white heart with gears turning inside the head.

Thanks for reading! Please join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern on Twitter at #CPChatNow!



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