My question for all of our readers is simple. How has quarantine been treating you? Did you know that May is recognized in the U.S. as Mental Health Awareness month? What an interesting time to be stuck in the house with nothing but time on our hands. In current times, we may find ourselves overly consumed with the negativity surrounded by COVID-19. Perhaps you are having troubles social distancing from your close friends and relatives. Some of us may even battle with idle mindedness as well as mental health issues.
What has consumed your mind in these past couple of months? Perhaps, like myself, you are struggling to focus on productivity during this time. If depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, stress or worry seems to be clouding your judgement, the good news is that there is help available. Please be encouraged to know that mental health counselors are very essential and are here to help you navigate through this pandemic. Are you having trouble dealing with the recent changes of your everyday life? The National Prevention Lifeline is here to assist you 24/7. You can also check out their website at (mentalhealth.gov). There you will find resources to speak with someone over the phone and find ways to effectively communicate your needs to friends, family members, caregivers or anyone else who you may feel comfortable speaking with. If you are having suicidal thoughts or know of someone suffering from suicidal behaviors, please do not hesitate to reach out to their 24-hour hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
Eyeconic Writer: Trice Alexander