Published : 12:56 am  February 1, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 


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LATE-CITY-MB_1-6For the past few months on the internet I have been following programmes by Jay Shetty, an award-winning host, storyteller and viral content creator. Jay’s viral video wisdom has gained over a billion views and is followed by millions globally. His videos touch true to life situations. Recently one of them caught my attention. It was about loneliness connected with mental health. Loneliness and mental health issues go hand in hand, an issue many people do not want to discuss. I posted this on my Facebook, and it must have been viewed by many, but no one dared to comment. This subject brings a lot of fear to many people as they recognise some signs but fear to discuss it.

Mental health includes one’s emotional, psychological and social well-being. It determines how we handle stress and relate with other people and make choices. Mental health is very important at every stage of life, from childhood to adulthood. It affects one’s thinking, mood and behaviour factors such as brain chemistry, life experiences, trauma and abuse. Some even have a family history of mental health problems. They say that mental health problems are common, and help is available to recover or get better from it. The trouble is that most people do not want to discuss it.

Untitled-7Many situations can make you depressed, marriage break ups, not having a partner, financial, feeling alone even amongst a hundred friends are some examples. Many who suffer from mental health issues and depression could be the life and soul of a party or any other gathering hiding all their feelings. Many depressives constantly show off to the world over social media that they are ever so popular despite feeling to be the loneliest souls in the world. 

Reach out to a friend or family member if you are depressed.  Also, if you feel that someone is struggling with depression reach out to them without being critical or condemning them. Who knows, you may have saved somebody from a sad and bitter end.



If you feel that someone is struggling with depression reach out to them without being critical or condemning them