Watch out for your loved ones and take care of yourself

This past Wednesday was World Mental Health Day and I even saw some suicide marches and runs.

However, beware of strange, erratic behavior from your loved ones. It is not an easy conversation to have but one that should not be avoided.

Notice any sudden behavior changes, mood swings and especially triggers. Don’t be so quick to judge or get mad. Notice any strange patterns.

Talk amongst close friends and family, and then seek out professionals via the Internet and in person. Help this person get whatever help they need, especially if they are willing. Again it’s not an easy conversation and may require an intervention.

Be kind, open and patient. This is not the time to turn your back on them. Have trained personnel at your disposable as there are many more around.

Let’s fight the stigma and take care of ourselves and each other.

#imjustdrew #fromdarktosunshine #scaredeyes

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