Man tries to calm panicked friend

 

 

 

“If your options are closing-in around you and you feel panicked, scared and helpless, this is the time for action.” Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

T A K I N G  T I M E  T O  C O U N S E L A  F R I E N D

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Ever since 1949 it has been observed in May by reaching millions of people in the United States through the media, local events, and screenings.

It is a time to recognize that many of our friends, co workers, family members and even ourselves might be afflicted with this type of illness that is not of our own doing.

Stress and unforseen complications in life can overwhelm us all and in this time of personal need and confusion we can use an understanding friend to help us cope with the ensuing feelings of panic and dread.

The man on the left is obviously experiencing a traumatic time in his life and his friend is hopefully attempting to listen to him, calm him down, reassure him that things will get better and then offer him any assistance he might require.

The two men work at a nearby bottle recycling plant and sat beside the evergreen tress in a schoolyard for more than one hour after their day shift had ended.

After that stretch of time they got up and walked away in a calmer and non agitated state.

Extending a helping friend to a friend may be just what they need to cope. — gc

 

 

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Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

11 Comments on Man tries to calm panicked friend

  1. Whatever the reason for his obvious distress it’s good to see he has a good friend willing to support and simply be there. We all need that from time to time.

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  2. Thanks for this post. I’m one of the lucky ones who is helped by meds that enable me to combat depression . Thank goodness for supportive friends and professionals who offer a listening ear.

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  3. Good one. 🌸

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  4. We are truly blessed if we have someone to lean on in those rough times. Nicely done Gerry.

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    • As long as we recognize that we are not alone then life is much more bearable. Sharing is caring and it is a two way street Penny. Thank you for your kind words. Enjoy the day.

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