Seen on Facebook – mental health awareness discussion

This topic contains 5 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  LadyCG 1 year, 7 months ago.

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  • #726

    LadyCG
    Keymaster

    putting aside the “please copy paste” stuff, how do you feel about this post?

    Maybe if people’s heads weren’t buried in the sand of ignorance and they took the time to understand, instead of judging and thinking it won’t happen to them because they have the perfect family, life would be a little bit easier for people that do experience this!
    This hits close to home for me, for family and friends who live under this shadow.
    The days of ‘it’ not being talked about or being taboo should be over.
    In the most difficult moments of life you realize who your true friends are, and the people who really appreciate you.
    Unfortunately, most social media ‘friends’ aren’t true friends. They will send you a “like” here and there, but in reality they do not take time to read your status if they see it’s lengthy. More than half will stop reading right here, or have already scrolled on to the next post on their page.
    I decided to post this message in support of all those who continue to battle with their mental illness.
    Now, let’s see who will have taken the time to read this lengthy post right through to the end.
    If you have read everything so far, please “like” it so that I can put a thank you on your page.
    More mental health awareness is urgently needed. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean people aren’t suffering.
    Please, try to spare a little of your time with someone who may just want to talk (about anything). Talking can help us all to cope a little more, keeping things bottled up just makes it worse.
    Most people will say, “if you need anything, don’t hesitate to call me, I’ll be there to help you” but will they?
    I believe a select few of my friends will post this, to show their support for those who may be struggling.
    You just have to copy and paste rather than sharing.
    I’d like to know who will take a minute out of their day to read this all the way to the end and then copy and paste it to their page, will you? If so, please write “done” in the comments. Thank you!

  • #727

    LadyCG
    Keymaster

    Posted to show support. It means a lot to someone dear to me.

  • #763
    The Foxy One
    The Foxy One
    Moderator

    The issue of all the stigmas that still surround mental health is something that I feel so passionate about! as a mental health professional I strive to break those stigmas. People who are not directly impacted and do not have knowledge need to be educated. But that education starts with us. We need to start the conversations on mental health and not avoid them. I applaud your friend on this post! And she is so on point about really being there for others- sometimes all it takes is for someone to say, hey is everything ok?

  • #773
    Lizi
    Lizi
    Participant

    <3

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Lizi Lizi.
    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by Lizi Lizi.
  • #776
    Lizi
    Lizi
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    Mental health shouldn’t be such a taboo topic of discussion. It always seems to be a competition for people as well, that they’ve had it worse or what not. It shouldn’t matter, people struggle with different things.

  • #785

    LadyCG
    Keymaster

    When we talk about it, we bring it out of the dark. when we bring it out of the dark and we name it, it seems less scary. When it becomes less scary it loses its hold over us.

    <3

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