How do you help someone when they are out of reach, when they are at their lowest, darkest time. How do they know that there is someone equally desperate on the other end wanting to reach out, wanting to help them through these darkest times. How do you seek someone out from across the world without looking like a stalker. How does that person know that you can be trusted, that you want nothing more than to help that persons mental wellbeing back on track and you want nothing in return.
It’s a tough situation, the person suffering struggles to reach out and the person wanting to help doesn’t know someone is suffering.
We just don’t know! What we do know is that the statistics of depression are high, According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression.
I have no control on how people behave with others around them, it’s up to you to be courteous to people on the street, sales assistants or anyone you come in to contact with, I know when someone walking by has said “Hi” to me, it makes me feel happy, it gives me a little boost and I feel I can say “Hi” to someone I walk by.
I also have no control over who seeks help and who doesn’t but I urge anyone who is feeling alone, depressed or any way low to please understand that there is always someone here, to listen to you, share your thoughts and virtually hold you through your darkest times. Please don’t wait till you are too exhausted to seek help, please don’t assume no one is there or here, please don’t mitigate your feelings. Know that you are needed, loved, important to more than just the people around you, you are and will always be an inspiration to someone and for those reasons alone you deserve to have help and support because you deserve to be free from the shitty feelings so that you can continue being the person people love and need.
Just take one step at a time
One call, text, email or post
Theres always someone on the other end
Love and support