Deconstructing Family Beliefs on Mental Health

June 25, 2021 Nicola Spendlove

I've been learning in therapy that so many of the things I've accepted as "fact" all my life are actually subjective beliefs passed down from my family. I loved the challenge my therapist set me this week of deconstructing my family's beliefs on various topics, including mental health.

The Importance of Family Beliefs on Mental Health

The way I see it, when I can identify where certain beliefs came from, I can then choose whether I want to keep those beliefs or not. Some of the things I learned from my home environment were very positive -- some, not so much.

Here's a video where I go into this a bit more; I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

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APA Reference
Spendlove, N. (2021, June 25). Deconstructing Family Beliefs on Mental Health, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 20 from

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