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Link and offer

22 Dec

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/12/no-suicides-dont-rise-during-the-holidays/419436/

Suicides drop around the holidays but go up afterwards (and in the spring apparently!). But that doesn’t mean depression and anxiety aren’t compounded or exacerbated by the holiday dazzle and frazzle.

Please, if you’re feeling depressed or anxious, reach out to those around you. Friends, family, spiritual leaders, medical professionals. There’s help, there are people who care about you and how you’re feeling.

If you feel you can’t speak to those who know you personally (sometimes shame and embarrassment can keep us from reaching out), reach out to me! I am not a medical professional or a spiritual leader, but I am a fellow sufferer who is constantly on her journey to recovery.

I understand. I’m available. Don’t suffer alone.

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4 Comments

Posted by on December 22, 2015 in anxiety, depression, link, not alone

 

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4 responses to “Link and offer

  1. joey

    December 22, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Nice message. I like the way you mention you’re a safe place to turn. More being the light in the world instead of just another person shouting. Well done.

     
    • meANXIETYme

      December 22, 2015 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks, Joey. I don’t want people to think I have all the answers, because I SO DON’T. But what I do have is the capability to listen and to care!

       
  2. April

    December 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

    A great reminder for those of us who know someone who needs a little more attention this time of year. The sad and lonely seem to be ignored a bit. Thanks for sharing the information….it needs to get around!

     
    • meANXIETYme

      December 23, 2015 at 11:16 am

      We hustle and bustle through the holidays–some of us just to get to the other side–and sometimes forget that others may be struggling to make it through each DAY to get to the other side. That article really reminded me of that!

       

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