With April Fool’s Day this week our Mental Health Monday centers around ways to manage the false pregnancy announcements that often flood our social media accounts. Many people would think it’s harmless to joke around about being pregnant, but little do they know how hurtful it can be to those who have struggled to build their families.
So, what can you do to manage those posts? Here are two ideas:
Before April Fool’s Day, encourage others to avoid “fooling” others that they are pregnant. Explain why this can be hurtful to couples going through infertility. Remember, it’s ok to advocate for yourself!
Make April Fool’s Day a “No-Social-Media-Day” for yourself. It is always okay to take a break from social media and occasional breaks are even encouraged to help with depression and anxiety.
We hope these tips help you!