Madison,
01
April
2020
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08:17 PM
America/Chicago

Sitting with sadness doesn’t mean giving in to the sadness

Summary

Dr. Joy Ippolito shares her mental health journey through the COVID-19 outbreak. She is a social impact investment director for the American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact and focuses on innovative mental health companies that help youth.

In the darkness of night, it’s not just about surviving until morning. It’s about learning what the darkness teaches us that the dawn does not.

I wrote these words to myself about a year ago, as I reflected on all I had learned as I healed from years of trauma and built a new way of life for myself.

While I had devoted a large portion of my life to understanding mental health and trauma through my clinical and academic training, it was the personal experiences that made it more than just something I read about in a book or learned through a training video.

Read the rest of Joy’s story on the idea sharing site, Medium.