This is a major issue. If one isn’t in need of this type of assistance? Then that’s an awesome thing. You maybe able to assist someone that does. But Mental Health & dealing with stress, play a big part in living a healthy life. I know too many, that are scared & ashamed to seek help, yet they suffer in silence. Not everyone needs medication (there are many options available today), yet some do. Sometimes, But often, people just need someone to talk to, show them different ways to view things, and or to connect with others who maybe going through the similar situations.
As Black people, we rarely trust the medical or psychiatric system (at times rightfully so), leaving us to go untreated & unhelped. It’s okay to admit that things aren’t alright, they’re not okay, and that you need help. I’ve seen many in my own family, battle with various stages of mental illness. I too battled it when I was younger, for trauma & abuse affects us all differently.
The point of my mini novel? GET HELP. Don’t just sit there ignoring it or hiding in shame. ~Maxwanette A Poetess
🌹✍🏾”We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?”✍🏾🌹