Updated: May 10
I would like to take this opportunity to say that I hope everyone is doing well.
This COVID19 Pandemic has hindered the lives of many people including our co-workers, families, friends, and loved ones. We put on a proud face when we come to work, but that is the mask we wear, when we go home, we show our true selves, someone dealing with lost, loneliness, sadness, anger, and death.
Some of us do not know how to reach out, or do not know who to reach out to!
My main message is, if you see someone who is not acting typical, i.e. seeking too much attention, Excessive worry or sadness, withdrawing from social activities, and or absent for too many days, please reach out and talk to him or her and say “ is everything okay?, do you need to talk to me privately?, is there anything I can help you with?” make that person know and feel he or she can trust you and assure them everything they say is confidential. We have to be a support system to our fellow man and woman, not only in our close circle, but as a whole. We are all connected, what affects one, affects another indirectly. Whatever you can offer, maybe even something so little; is what that person may need when they feel like they are at the end of their rope.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so let us Pause, Take Breaks, Make Time, Reach Out, and Seek Help!
[A quote from H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have”]