Imagine a world where you feel the weight on your shoulders; the overwhelming and claustrophobic feeling of feeling closed in mentally eclipses the mood you feel inside.
At times, we feel emotionally suffocated by the norms of social media, the press, and all governments, including the dangerous behaviour where people are often ignored and overlooked for showing genuine emotions.
This world is drowned in tears because, for too long, mental health has become overlooked to the point where suicide rates have skyrocketed as people have been ignored and told to ‘man up’ and ‘sort themselves out’.
The logic and thinking of the individuals who refuse to support those at their lowest suddenly realise too late they could have done more to help someone in need.
They speak about all the person’s good qualities in life and everything positive about that person.
Why couldn’t they say it to their face when they were alive?
It sounds cliché, but when you think about it, this drowned world full of tears will open your eyes to the reality that the mask we put on online, including everything else, doesn’t reflect the genuine emotions we feel offline.
Reach out to anyone who feels down and emotionally suffocated to a point where they become mentally numb and silent and disconnected from reality.
We must let anyone we love know that we’ll always be here to support them to open up about how they genuinely feel.
Mental health matters. Always.
If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts and need to talk to someone, please call the number below for Samaritans (UK).
Samaritans: 116 123
If you’re from the United States, don’t hesitate to contact the number from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255