Invisible Injuries- Mental health ambassadors

S03 - Dealing with unwelcome thoughts 3

October 22, 2021

police of police car driving at fast speed with background blurred and messaging in text

Get in some "degrimming or black humour"

The ability to use humour or to de-grim situations by some quip or other is a quality that enables armed forces and first responders personnel to overcome the most horrendous situations. There are countless examples of how this has been helpful in many campaigns over the past two or three centuries.

Black humour has been used to good effect, both in the height of battle and afterwards.
It helps us lighten an otherwise grim situation, deal with it on the spot or "put it away" more safely in our memory, until such a time when it can be dealt with more effectively.

For best results –“horses for courses” applies. Some might find one tool or technique helpful, others will experiment with another that proves helpful. All are available to try and it’s often about finding “what works” for you. 

🖨 reprinted with permission @johnhendenauthor
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