We Need To Talk

So I have had anxiety for a long time but it wasn’t until last year that I started to openly talk about it. I mean my immediate family knew but lots of my extended family doesn’t know that I have struggled with my mental health. Which I found strange because I thought it was written all over my face, in my body language, in everything I did. But if anyone noticed they never said anything. Which bring up two points in my mind that I find interesting. First is that people do not notice as much as you think they do.People have their own struggles going on or they just don’t care. This isn’t a bad thing it gives me a bit a peace at times is that people don’t really notice that weird thing you just did or anything else that anxiety is trying to make you worried about. The second point is if people did notice something was wrong they didn’t want to ask me about it. At the time I didn’t want to talk about it. But people are so scared of offending other or afraid of being uncomfortable, that they never ask what’s wrong. Maybe that’s why so many people fall through the cracks. We need to make people uncomfortable sometimes to get to the root of the problem. I think that we need to talk about mental health. If we, as a society, do not talk about it, it will never be fixed. We need to start conversations so more people can understand and in turn, more people can help. We can help each other. There are things out there that are starting conversations like Bell let’s talk day and tv shows and movies. But I think we need more so people do not feel so alone when they are hurting the inside and other people do not think that these people who are hurting are hard to understand. And maybe people won’t fall through the cracks.

One thought on “We Need To Talk

  1. The tough conversations have to happen. We have to allow ourselves to not have the answer to everything….listening & validating someones feelings is a major step to helping others

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