Imagine having everything and feeling as if you have less then nothing! Where every step to happiness is covered in pain, paranoia, anxiety etc so you take medicines and try and numb it all away. Don’t get me wrong physical illnesses sucks and often can lead to mental health issues but untreated mental illnesses can lead one to the pull their own plug way without any physical illness. Successful individuals in most eyes such as Robin Williams, Chester Bennington, Marilyn Monroe never saw it that way and bared pains most of us could never understand. While there are many more have tried and thank G-D have been saved before that extra pill or bullet took them away. Mental illness is one where the individual suffers alone as other really can’t understand the depth of their pain. Therefore we as individuals and as a society should do more to help in anyway that we can. Here are just a few steps (below) that we and society could take to help.
(1) SHOULDER- Be that shoulder to which a loved one can cry on especially in today’s Covid times.
(2) LISTEN- It’s very hard to listen to those in such pain especially when they use you for their blame but try and realize it can help them even if it’s hidden deep inside.
(3)HELP- You can’t do this alone so make sure your loved one’s have the professional care they truly need when they do.
(4) STAY CALM- At times this feels nearly impossible so take a breather yourself. For if you don’t help yourself you can’t help them.
(5) FUND- Nobody should be denied the basic mental health resources they need including facilities and/or group homes that can provide more round the clock care which you couldn’t offer.