Hey, it’s been a while, I know. What can I say? I really lost motivation and creativity on what tricks and tips to bring you each week. But I’m back, better late than never right?
Today I want to address the struggle isolation and COVID-19 has brought on our lives and especially the strain on our mental health. COVID-19 has changed our routines and for some that upsets their entire life. It has disrupted order and logic, it has strained relationships and friendships, it has strained our mental health and has made our inner battles harder to cope with, harder to fight. It has caused our inner fire to ease and for some extinguish.
It doesn’t have to be this way. We can still find order and logic in these trying times, we can still fight our battles and still reach out to better ourselves, our relationships and our friendships because at the end of the day we all still need human connection and I’m sorry to those who have relied on this blog for comfort and guidance that have gotten nothing but silence. We will try and do better as well as be better, for ourselves and for others who need our strength, our support and our voice.
You are not alone. You may get inside your head sometimes and think that, but you’re wrong, there are people who love you and want to know you, that want you to reach out. Please do. Its a game changer.
If you’re struggling and need a lifeline, here are some [but don’t forget your friends and family- no matter how long it’s been]:
Lifeline Australia: call 13 11 14 or chat online
Beyond Blue Australia: call 1300 22 4636 or chat online
Headspace Australia: chat online
Men’s line Australia (help for men only): call 1300 78 99 78 or chat online
Other Mental Health Services (Australia only): https://mhaustralia.org/need-help
Mental Health.gov (USA): https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk
National Suicide Prevention Line (USA): call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisi text line (USA): Text “HELLO” to 741741
National Institute of Mental Health (USA): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/find-help/index.shtml
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