Our Youtube channel has almost reached 5000 subscribers on YouTube!
Our channel has been a great source of mental health support for those who are trying to understand themselves better and want to improve the quality of their lives.
Here’s a summary of our top 5 most viewed videos:
1. Bojack Horseman is a story about the pursuit of happiness, which is why it resonates with so many people. As mentioned in the video, one of the most relatable themes is seeking parental validation. No matter what our relationship with our parents is like, we crave their approval and want to feel seen. Throughout our lives, we hold onto the hope that things will get better. When our parents pass away we might mourn losing the potential the relationship had even if they never offer us any mental health support.
Due to his bringing, Bojack also struggles with the pressure to be perfect which is another aspect of the show viewers can relate to. Even though he seems successful, he can’t quieten an internal voice that tells him he’s broken. Everyone might feel this way at some point in their lives.
The show is also about acceptance and being true to yourself. Many people forget that there’s nothing wrong with expressing your emotions. We can form a genuine connection with others if we show them our vulnerabilities, not if we are perfect all the time.
2. People lie more often than they’d like to admit. Telling white lies is so common because it’s about avoiding conflict: we don’t want to upset the other person by revealing what we really think. A lot of people are aware of the negative effect lying has on their lives but can’t overcome the habit. The video can offer mental health support for those viewers: it might help them understand why they do it and how they can dissect a lie to break the pattern.
3. Bluey might seem to be a series strictly dedicated to children but there’s a reason why parents love it too. This Disney Plus production is a reminder that being in tune with our emotions can help us grow, which is something many of us weren’t taught when we were younger. For example, it’s natural to feel frustrated when we learn a skill for the first time and fail but it doesn’t mean we should give up. Similarly, we need to be able to tell others how we feel because they can’t always read our minds. Many adults are afraid of conflict and struggle with setting boundaries.
The final message is something we all need to hear. We don’t have to lose childlike innocence and in fact, we shouldn’t. Using imagination allows us to dream big and think outside of the box.
4. Acting like a child is a common response to stress and anxiety. For example, people who didn’t receive mental health support after a traumatic experience might now revert to a younger state of mind as a coping mechanism. Unfortunately, this kind of behaviour can alter the expectations that others have of us and make us seem less responsible.
5. Nightmares are common, yet not everyone understands that they’re a reflection of what happens in our life. However, it’s not the contents of your dreams that we need to pay attention to but the emotions they evoke. In other words, we have to face what we feel to better our life. Once the negative emotions disappear, so will the nightmares.