I called her without thinking much ( as suggested by some of you guys, i just love you people)
She is doing better, was going to see her friends. She herself started talking about how she was struggling and i listened and then i was talking and we both were talking about whats going on recently. didn’t have to bring mental health specifically.
Thank you so much for encouraging to make this call! i needed somebody to push me a little.
I met all my first cousins after years and it was fun and all.
But we all left that place with a ghost hovering over us that’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
A cousin of mine, literally the prettiest girl in our family was going through depression and anxiety for the last 2 months. She told us “I haven’t been anywhere in a long while, I just got up and drove here I don’t know why”
We all were happy to see her she is a lovely person.
If her struggle wasn’t painful enough, she told dad she has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and she is under treatment for the last 4 months.
When dad told that to me and my brother, for an eternity there was this sad and eerie silence between us.
Our hearts were crushed, she is a really sweet person.
Telling her whole story here isn’t going to help, but the bottom line is, that she when through hell and didn’t get the support she deserved.
I’m thinking of calling her but it’s a hard call.
I don’t wanna be like … hey I heard this about you.
I just want to tell her she is not alone and that she can always reach out to me.
But idk how to bring it without hurting her.
I was thinking, since she doesn’t know that I have moved here, she thought I’m just visiting. So maybe that’s where I can start the conversation.
Like just calling to let you know that I’m here now… and she did tell me about depression, so maybe use that and say that you can always reach out???
I’m really worried.
Still, thinking about what to say… any ideas?
If I go around everywhere claiming to be a mental health advocate but I don’t go on to help my own cousin, I would be the biggest hypocrite.
I was saved by people and their kindness and support. I wish everybody could have it.
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