Vegan Psychology

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How to deal with the mental anguish of being a vegan

When a person becomes a vegan because of a philosophical standpoint that the use and exploitation of animals is unacceptable, they often experience an increasing amount of pain. This is because not only do they have become aware of our society’s specieisism and abuse of animals in the industrial process, but also have to deal with disbelief, indifference, apathy or criticism from others because of their changed lifestyle.

This is a common experience but can be navigated. Skills can be learnt to manage the pain with tools to communicate veganism more easily. This article in The Vegan Independent highlights the journey and options for vegans who are not alone in their experiences of mental distress.

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http://veganindependent.com/you-are-not-alone-mental-health-in-vegans-and-animal-activists/

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How to live as a vegan in a non-vegan world and communicate it to others

Many ethical vegans suffer from anxiety and trauma. This is because they have learnt about the cruel treatment of animals in society, especially those who are part of industrial production.

In this interview on Freedom of Species Radio, Clare Mann talks about what ethical vegans can do to manage their anxiety, live in a non-vegan world and communicate their values to others who are not vegan.

http://www.freedomofspecies.org/show/vegan-psychologist-clare-mann

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