Keep Others Safe
Updated: Nov 25, 2020
This week is Thanksgiving week in the USA, and the majority of us will meet together with loved ones eating, drinking and enjoying each others company. Some won't, some will be struggling.
In thought of keeping one another safe, one thing that we can easily forget is that while we may be enjoying ourselves someone near us is experiencing grief and loss, or mental struggle. May we all look around us, may we look in and care about someone, may we care about their life, may we sit with them during their struggle, and may we DO something to help keep them safe.
DO, encourage a good meal, eating and drinking in good company releases dopamine the "feel good" neurotransmitter in the brain.
DO, encourage self care, a hot shower, clean change of clothes, a nap, a walk in nature, small things that create a feeling of being alive.
DO, encourage a good conversation, "make the unconscious, conscience" create a safe place where someone can share their struggle, helping them to process through personal challenge.
Do, encourage connection with health care providers.
Do, be human, be willing to sit with someone and just care, don't try and solve their struggle, just be there.
We need each and everyone of us to care!
How do you stay safe when it matters most? Everyone we meet is facing life as they understand it, no two people are alike in how they live, so when it comes to staying safe from your mental struggle what do you do? I would love if any readers would add comments in the comment box so that we can hear what you do..
*Disclaimer - This blog is not intended to be a replacement for medical or mental health treatment.