Isolation, Communication, Conversations
2020, COVID, and the following months of isolation have caused more mental health issues to lack of communication. We talked on Zoom, but didn’t go to work. Our normal lives changed.
It isn’t to say that mental health didn’t exist before that time. It can be a taboo conversation. Many will not reveal they are suffering from depression because they are afraid of the repercussions. What will others think of them?
It is important we talk about anxiety, depression, and not be afraid to admit weakness. When we talk, communicate, then and only then can something be done about it.
I can see there is change, and the younger generation are more able to admit to being anxious. It is through talking, gaining strength from others that problems become easier to handle.
Depression, anxiety, is nothing to be ashamed of.
When you break a leg, it will heal over time and can be talked about. When your mind is fracturing at the seams, then it will also heal over time. If we can talk about our mental health, then it will get better.
It needs to get rid of the stigma and to do that we need to listen more carefully. Life is changing around us. We don’t know what will happen next, but we can help those who find themselves struggling.
Friends, family, work colleagues – giving them a helping hand will make things change for the better.