Stress is inevitable. The world contains billions of stressors, many of which we will encounter within our lifetime. How we navigate and respond to life’s stressors is directly coordinated with our mental and emotional health. Thus, it is important to offer ourselves time and space to relax and revitalize.
Month: January 2022
My loved one is going through a tough time. I want to be there for him/her/them, but I have no idea how to provide the support they need. What do I say? What do I do? How many of you can relate to this? The truth is that most of us are afraid of witnessing…
Psych wards are designed to be a place where someone struggling can feel safe. Whether the person is having thoughts of suicide, struggling with self-harm, experiencing drug or alcohol abuse, attempted suicide, or just needs a safe space, a psych ward is supposed to be the place. Yet, people discharged from a psych ward are 100-200x more likely to die by suicide upon release.
A safe space is essential for an authentic and supportive mental health conversation. One of the primary reasons that individuals struggle in silence is the stigma associated with mental health. Essentially, we fear our loved one’s reaction. Will I be judged? Will I be invalidated? Will they not love me anymore? What if they do not understand? What if they do not care? What if they do not believe me? These are just a few of the questions that play on repeat through someone’s head when they want to reach out for help.