Campers and staff from around the world came together at Courage North of True Friends in Bemidji, MN in the summer of 2018 to talk about what it means to be a true friend. This awesome video was created as result of a partnership with Courage North and Mad Hatter Wellness. In the video, you can see how campers explored what it means to be and to have a true friend. It was an amazing time to talk about and practice healthy relationships!
We have so many different relationships in our lives! Sometimes our relationships can be challenging and even unhealthy. Things can get tricky when we are unsure if it’s a true friend or just a classmate or co-worker. Have you ever heard an elementary school teacher call everyone in the class “friends”? “Okay friends, it’s time to line up for lunch”. That can be confusing as not everyone in the class is a true friend. We can have healthy relationships with classmates and co-workers, but don’t have to actually be friends. This confusion can lead to problems around the types of touch or kind of conversation to have with these different people. The conversations we have with true friends are very different conversations than with co-workers.
Mad Hatter Wellness provides resources and education to support individuals to navigate the relationships in their lives, to set boundaries and honor the boundaries of others.
Find out more about our work to support you in exploring healthy relationships by visiting our website: www.sexualityforallabilities.com or contacting us at email@example.com. You’ll find resources to support self-advocates, support professionals and parents & caregivers.