“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Certain posts often go viral on Facebook; making the rounds from individual to individual.
Many of the posts are silly practical jokes. We read, chuckle and blow them off.
However, some of these posts carry serious messages everyone should pay attention to.
This is one such post. (I don’t know who originated the words, so I can’t give them credit):
Many people think that a suicide attempt is a selfish move because the person just does not care about the people left behind. I can tell you that when a person gets to that point, they truly believe that their loved ones will be much better off with them gone. This is mental illness not selfishness. TRUTH: Depression is a terrible disease and seems relentless. A lot of us have been close to that edge, or dealt with family members in a crisis, and some have lost friends and loved ones.
Let’s look out for each other and stop sweeping mental illness under the rug. If I don’t see your name, I’ll understand. May I ask my family and friends wherever you might be, to kindly copy and paste this status for one hour to give a moment of support to all those who have family problems, health struggles, job issues, worries of any kind and just need to know that someone cares. Do it for all of us, for nobody is immune.
Hope to see this on the walls of all my family and friends just for moral support. I know some will!!! I did it for a friend and you can too. You have to copy and paste this one, no sharing. Thank you!
We usually address physical health on Wellness Wednesday, but today we want to focus on mental health.
So, How Are You?
How are you? Are you feeling all right?
From an emotional and mental standpoint, do you feel connected – and are you enjoying a good sense of well-being?
If you don’t, will you please pick up the phone and make a call or send a text and ask for help? Of if you prefer, will you please click your mouse – and send an email?
Meet My Friend Jackie
If you feel like you need someone to talk to and don’t know who to contact, I’d like to introduce you to Jacqueline M. Dawson.
Jackie is a Substance Abuse & Mental Health Therapist/Coach with more than 16 years of experience. In addition to coaching, counseling and Consulting, she’s also a popular blogger and advice columnist.
Jackie (affectionately known as “Jackie O’Nappy” around the web) is well-connected in the mental health field. If she can’t personally help you because logistics, she promises to connect you to someone who can.
Enjoy Complete Wholeness
We want the members of Swirl Nation to enjoy complete wholeness – mind body, soul and spirit.
If you have secret sorrows, the first step to eradicating them is to pull them out of the shadows and stop keeping them a secret.
Help is only a mouse-click or an email away.
To connect with Jackie on Facebook, click here. To connect with Jackie via email, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join in the Fray: What steps are you actively taking to confront your secret sorrows?
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