13 Reasons Why, Book Club: Fiction to Reality, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma

From “13 Reasons Why” to “Facing Your Truth” — “I don’t want to see my true self” (Part 2)

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Please Read “I don’t want to see my true self” first.

Facing Your Fear of You
Takeaway points:
1. Fear is an emotion that has no right or wrong.
2. Fear to see our true self is the issue, not fear
3. When Fear dictates your choices, fear becomes the problem.
4. The fear to face our true self is a message to tell us that there are contradictions in our values that we can’t reconcile within ourselves.

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13 Reasons Why, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma

From “13 Reasons Why” to “Facing Your Truth” — “I don’t want to see my true self” (Part I)

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(Please read this article, From “13 Reasons Why” to “Facing Your Truth”— “Truth” first to understand the above conceptual map.)

Sadly, most of the people live their lives through the motion. We don’t reflect too much on how we see ourselves, and we don’t think carefully about how we see other people. We tend to focus on the tasks at hand and just try to get through the day.

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13 Reasons Why, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma

From “13 Reasons Why” to “Facing Your Truth”— “Truth”

I have heard so many stories about me now, but I don’t know which one is the most popular, but I do know which is the least popular: the truth.

~ Hannah Baker, EP 1.

When I started watching this drama, I didn’t know what to expect. I was like a detective trying to piece out the clue at each episode as to “what went wrong”? I wrote down different quotes from different characters to realize the entire drama can be summarized around this word: “Truth.”

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13 Reasons Why, Depression/Anxiety, Trauma

From “13 Reasons Why” To “Facing Your Truth” — Prologue

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(The picture is from Netflix website.)
To be honest, I don’t watch TV as often as I used to be.

However, when I heard many of my clients mention a TV show or a movie frequently enough at the same time, it’s my cue to do my homework, which means, “go watch it so that you know what your clients are talking about.”

In the past six months, the “homework” I have been doing is this show, “13 Reasons Why.”

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