6 Signs You're Living in a TOXIC Environment

Are you in an environment that is so dysfunctional they become toxic? A toxic family is one that thrives on behaviors and relationships which infiltrate negativity into every part of your life. Becoming detrimental to mental, emotional, and even physical health. Here are a few telling factors of a toxic environment. DISCLAIMER: This video is not meant for diagnosis, treatment, or personally attacking anyone. This video is not made to belittle anyone who may display or relate to these signs, but rather to understand and bring more awareness to the topic! If you or someone you know may be struggling, don’t hesitate to seek professional help from trusted professionals. If you have experienced emotional or physical abuse, the following post could be potentially triggering. There is also a list of hotlines in the box below for you or a loved one to use for seeking help for abuse. If you relate to this video, we have also left a list of hotlines below you or a loved one can use to seek help for abuse. Resources: National Child Abuse Hotline (US and Canada): 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453) National Domestic Abuse Hotline: 800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) TTY: 800-787-3224 Video Phone for Deaf Callers: 206-518-9361 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) TTY: 800-799-4TTY (800-799-4889) Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 (US and Canada) or 85258 (UK) National Runaway Switchboard: 800-RUNAWAY (800-786-2929) Writer: Syazwana Amirah Script Editor: Rida Batool Script Manager: Kelly Soong VO: Amanda Silvera Animator: Zyan Méndez (@tomboi.studio) YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong REFERENCES Bean RA, Bush KR, McKenry PC, Wilson SM. The Impact of Parental Support, Behavioral Control, and Psychological Control on the Academic Achievement and Self-Esteem of African American and European American Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research. Published online September 2003:523-541. doi:10.1177/0743558403255070 Cory, T. L. (2021, March 30). Defining Toxic Relationships: 8 Types of Toxic Relationships and Their Signs. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from www.healthscopemag.com/health-scope/toxic-relationships/ Hutchinson, T. (2020, June 22). To estrange or not TO Estrange: Toxic family dynamics. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-pulse-mental-health/202006/estrange-or-not-estrange-toxic-family-dynamics Jack, C. (2020, June 01). 7 signs of a family that’s turned toxic. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-autism-spectrum-disorder/202006/7-signs-family-thats-turned-toxic Jack, C. (2020, October 26). 5 ways Toxic families rely on Gaslighting. Retrieved April 23, 2021, from www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/women-autism-spectrum-disorder/202010/5-ways-toxic-families-rely-gaslighting Kakihara F, Tilton-Weaver L. Adolescents’ Interpretations of Parental Control: Differentiated by Domain and Types of Control. Child Development. Published online November 2009:1722-1738. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8624.2009.01364.x Mancao, A. L. (2020, March 25). How to set healthy boundaries with parents (and what that looks like). Retrieved April 23, 2021, from www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/setting-healthy-boundaries-with-parents#:~:text=Setting%20boundaries%20with%20parents%20look,clear%20on%20what%20you%20need Transcript: modified/corrected by alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/Psych2Go

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