So in the past few days, I have repeatedly seen several statuses that state such person's house is always open if others ever need to talk. A great way to start a conversation about mental health! I love it, but I am going to be that person to remind you that 'people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care' and this entails selfless and genuine questions like 'how are you?' and really be attentive to what's not being said just as much as the response itself. I, as a person with anxiety and depression, cannot see myself calling for help. Most of these suicides happen because they did not reach out for help and we stay behind wondering why; we are perplexed at the fact that the person did not look like the type to do such thing. 'He was so happy!' is what irks me the most when a life is cut short. Like I said in a past post I am lucky to have an amazing support system that I can rely on. I am not in danger to myself. However, others aren't as fortunate. So let's be more outspoken about this.
When you are out with friends, put your phone down and enjoy of each other's company. Call them out! If they're having a hard time being out in social outings, you can catch it and address it. If they're simply on Facebook or checking their texts, ask if they need to be elsewhere; maybe they have a friend that needs them. Communication is key. I've learned this time and time again. Be straightforward and caring. That's the best way to handle this, I believe.
I am an open book. You can tell from my more personal (and very old) blog. It's all out there. In a way, I have been reach out for help, in a subtle way, and to write it out helped me find an outlet to the voices in my head. So if you are having a hard time and you're reading this, you're still here. Your friends mean well. SPEAK UP! The world still needs you. We are put in this Life for a reason, find it.
I know it's easier said than done. I am still in the process of reinventing myself. A newer and better version of me. It is a hard road, but well worth it putting the effort because you are worth it. It's hard to ask for help, but try. Push yourself to do something with someone whose company you enjoy. Surround yourself with the positive people in your life. Laughter is the best medicine and sharing a laugh with a friend is priceless. Please, give this some thought and next time you are having a bad day, reach out to this advice.
Oh, and one more thing,
[… Relax. Take it Easy.]
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
How you doing? How has this week been treating you, I hope all is well.
So I have a few updates to give you. First of all, I hope you have checked out my Picks of the Week because I am giving you my favorite album and movie of the year!!! I didn't mention it on the post, but I am telling you right now so you can go and check it out.
Okay, Omaha. So let me tell you a few years ago I was obsessed (and still am) with documentaries and I made my own. I filmed a few friends (and myself) talking about what it's like to be in our twenties. I've recently uploaded them again to YouTube because I want to bring this Series back with a whole new cast. It is in the works, so please wait for more. In the meant time, please watch (and forgive the quality) of "TwentySomething" season 1 and 2.
Along with 'TwentySomething' project, I have also started 'Men Vlogs' where I'll be talking about masculinity and what it's like to be a man in this times. I will add the Playlists on the side bars for you to keep up, if you have any interest to waste your time haha
And of course, I've added a couple of throwbacks in the 'Get to Know' tab above soyou can check it out if you are new to my blog, or to re-read if you are a veteran with me :) I am bringing you Ms. Fatima and Mr. Nikolas Decker for your eyes to meet. Give yourself a chance to get to know these two AMAZING people doing great things in the community. For next session on this tab, I'll bring you Mr. AXCESS to get to know! Stay tuned!
In the meantime, with this picture I took today after the storm, remember to...
[...Relax. Take it Easy.]