From Learned Helplessness to Hope: A Case Study
The narrative approach is based on the idea that the stories people live by are not a mirror of a person’s life but are actually shaping of people’s real experiences. The spontaneous intervention of a campaign video containing a counter-viewing narrative telling about a current or future fulfilling life as opposed to past negative life experiences can deliver a message of hope.
As for Snyder’s hope concept, more research is needed to develop a model for cases when learned helplessness is visible.
Indeed the It Gets Better movement shook systems; familial, religious, political, legislative, medical, educational, and mental health. Yet, in 2019 as the suicide rates remain high and continue to grow, taking the lives of kids, hope is urgently and desperately sought in this field of gender diversity.
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