let’s talk…

Let’s talk. About sex and suicide … mania and moods … drugs and depression … being and bipolar … anxiety and alcohol … hurt and hunger … violence and vices … pain and poison.

Let’s also talk about the happiness of being human and how that too can be fleeting. It’s ok to talk about it. We’re all struggling with something but we got you. If you need a time out. Take it. We’ll take care of you. We’ll listen to you. We’re here for you.

I learned young in distress training about the 2:1 ratio in active listening. We have two ears and one mouth. We need to listen more than we talk. We need to practice empathy. We need to be gracious and kind. We need to, as @ywcatoronto says, start a dialogue, not a debate.

Mental health intersects every aspect of our existence. May you know that this day and everyday you are not alone.

#bellletstalk #mentalhealth #letstalkaboutit #breakthewallsdown #madlove #heartstrong #hereforyou #thereforme #wegotthis #life #listen #letgo

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