Archive March 2018
The Emotional Need of Respect
Written By Ezra Hewing, Head of Mental Health Education, Suffolk Mind
Each month at Suffolk Mind and our wellbeing centre, Quay Place in Ipswich, we focus on an emotional or physical need. Just as we have physical needs for food, drink, sleep and movement, we have emotional needs too which need to be met for us to stay well. The month of March is all about Respect.
It feels great when we are valued by the people around us, but meeting the need to feel respected is about more than lifting our mood. When people show us genuine respect, it tells us something important about ourselves and how we fit into the world around us. When we don’t feel that we are respected it can have a negative effect on our self-esteem. But giving and receiving real respect is about more than platitudes – so how do we tell the difference?
Author: Stuart Dent