It doesn't take MUCH for YOU to care!
Several years ago, I watched the unfolding behaviour of one of my friends. One minute she was okay and laughing and talking, and the next minute she was holding her underwear in my hand and asking my brother if it was okay for her to put it on.
That was a sudden scary transformation!
We later learned that the man she loved rejected her, which was the start of her becoming mentally ill.
Yes, she had a family history because she was conceived in a hospital for the mentally ill. That didn't stop the horrible stigma that followed her afterwards.
We all faced pressuring times from time to time. Sometimes if it isn't for our inner strength and support from friends and loved ones, we would be THAT person muttering and doing acts that we all call 'abnormal.'
Society plays are significant role in the stresses of our lives. Society is the major ones that use derogatory terms and labels that increases the pressure of individual experiencing this illness.
It is now time for us to accept that being mentally unwell is an illness.
Health Care Practitioners
As a Nurse Practitioner, it pains me to see how some of my colleagues treat patients with a history of mental illness. This is so sad to see relatives as well practising this unhealthy behaviour.
May is mental health month. Can we start by being kind and supportive to each other?
Unfortunately, this illness is on the increase because of the pandemic. And most times, it is too late for us to treat the symptoms.
- Not everyone display the apparent signs
- Most people become very suspicious and defensive as they are trying to hide the way they are feeling
- It could be YOUR close friends or families
- It could be you!
- It doesn't take ANYTHING to show kindness and be supportive!
Please reach out and support someone today!
Until next time,