“Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light”- Madeline L’Engle
You never know what’s going on in someone’s mind, you might see them all smiling and happy and joyous but what if deep down they’re lonely or feeling isolated. Is it so hard to ask someone how they’re doing ?
Depression, anxiety, panic attacks are not just some words, they are feelings and they somehow tend to take over one’s mind. Making someone sure that they’ve got someone to talk to or vent their feelings to is a kind act and does not take up much of an effort.
Battling with something like depression or anxiety without any assistance or support from your friends or family might leave a much deeper impact over someone’s mind, so it is necessary to open up and let someone know how you feel and get some help.
This act might just save someone’s life, people tend to bottle things up thinking that they’re alone and have no one to confide in, a slight change in your behavior towards others can just about alter your near and dear one’s life.
Sometimes it’s okay to not feel okay, life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to, but gradually, over the course of time everything falls back into place.
All anyone wants is just to be heard. Doesn’t it make much more sense to tell someone you love them while they’re still breathing instead of mourning them and regretting that you could’ve done more after they’ve given up ? !Tell your loved one’s that you’re there for them, smile at a stranger or just communicate. People need to understand that being depressed is OKAY, not feeling okay is OKAY, having anxiety or suffering from a panic attack is OKAY.