‘I ADORE PRETTY THINGS AND WITTY WORDS.’
‘SHE LOOKS FOR ADVENTURE AROUND EVERY CORNER.’
‘SHE IS QUICK AND CURIOUS AND PLAYFUL AND STRONG.’
The world was disrupted (again) yesterday when we lost another life to mental illness. The words above don’t sound like someone suffering from depression or mental illness, do they? That’s the thing….mental illness does not discriminate.
I have found THE BEST THING we can do for those around us who are struggling or depressed is to keep them talking! Often times (I think) we don’t initiate these conversations as we are afraid they might be uncomfortable or they might remind the other person of their problems. DO YOU THINK THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN?? Trust me, they haven’t and given a safe and appropriate opportunity, would welcome an invitation to share.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has come up with a great resource to get these conversations started…you can find those here!
We are better together!