Archive - October 2020

The deafening sound of silence

Silence can be a holding back from what needs to be pointed out or challenged, a reluctance to speak about one’s own or others’ mental health challenges, or not articulating racial difference or enquiring into the other’s experience, which puts at risk respectful connection in relationship – and at its worst, can create a gulf. in some circumstances silence has a cost which is greater than the benefit. The danger of silence, when people don’t use their voices to admit mistakes, criticise the status quo, ask questions or offer ideas, is that the thinking power of a team is diminished. When people’s mental health is in play they continue in silence, unsupported, while their condition deteriorates, corroding their wellbeing. When we fail to enter into conversation about, or to explicitly recognise racial difference, we fail to recognise, respect and acknowledge the individual.

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