“If your options are closing-in around you and you feel panicked, scared and helpless, this is the time for action.” ― Bryant McGill,
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