Can we talk about mental health?
I hope so because that is today’s topic, mental health – what it is, why it’s important, and a few resources you can seek out if you are someone you know is struggling with mental health.
So, what is it exactly? Well, it includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. And you know Queens today I went to graduation. That’s right, I didn’t graduate, but I was volunteer at graduation for my alumni. When I arrive, they ask me was I a volunteer, I told them yes and they directed me to where I needed to be. So, I signed in and then I went to my designated place to wait for the graduates to come.
Now as I was sitting there waiting the coordinator told us that they had a pen shortage. That there would not be enough pens for the graduates to keep the pens after they filled out their information on the back of their walk-in cards for the photographers.
So, they told us to hold on to the pens as much as we could. Eventually she came back and said you know what to make sure we don’t run out and there aren’t any issues we’re going to just take them up and scatter them on tables on the opposite side room. So, when they come in send them over to the tables and let them fill out their walk-in cards over there, so that’s what we did.
However, this was not an issue for me. Because I myself had pens of my own as I had pens made for my business. They’re simple pens, just simple blue and white pens with my logo and information on them about where you can find me on social media in green.
So, when the first graduate came to my table, I told her to go ahead and fill out her walk-in card and I handed her one of my pens. I let her know she did not have to give it back to me that she could keep it. Well, she filled out the walk-in card, but after she filled it out, she took the pen and threw it in the trash y’all.
Yes, she did. She threw it away. Now granted it was a recycling bin. But, still, why not pass along the kindness to someone else? Or since she was walking back past me, she could have chosen to give me the pen back and say hey, thank you, but I don’t want to keep the pen.
She chose to do neither one of those things. And just like she had a choice in her response and her reactions, I also had a choice. And I chose to not say anything. That’s right. I did not yell at her. I did not scream at her. I did not ask her why she threw it away. I simply just did not say anything.
Yes, it did frustrate me some because I did not understand it. It was confusing to me, but at the same time that is why it is so important Queens for us to have good mental health.
Because our mental health affects the way we think, it affects the way we feel, it even affects how we handle stress and how we interact with other people and whether or not we make wise and healthy choices.
So, as it relates to resources there are a number of resources available for you and for myself. There is in fact a Suicide in Crisis Hotline it is a 988 number. There is a Mental Health Hotline which is a 1-866-903-3787 number and there is a Disaster Distress Helpline.
There is also a Veterans Crisis Number. So, if you are a veteran, they have a separate number for you that you can call. Also, if you are a veteran, they also have a number that you can text. So maybe if you don’t feel like talking you can text 838-255.
There is also a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline as well as a Crisis Text Line where you can text Hello to 741741.
And they’re all linked below in the articles. So feel free to go through those articles need those numbers. And reach out if you need to reach out because although I’m a dating coach one thing we know when we’re dating somebody our mind and our mindset is involved in that.
So, when we’re going through the dating process it’s not just about us. Yes, we want to be with somebody who desires us, who’s going to be there for us, and who’s going to be supportive of us, who’s going to loving, kind, and respectful of us, who has core values that are in line with ours. And at the same time, we cannot bring this person our best self if we ourselves are not in our best mental space.
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~There is freedom admitting you’re struggling with your mental health because the first step to resolving and solving any issue is to first acknowledge that it exists it’s then that we can take time to do inner reflection and seek out the help we need so we can live life healthy and whole.~ Coach Sam
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