Mental Health / Mental Illness: Mistie A. Munton

Mental Health / Mental Illness: Mistie A. Munton


Hello everyone, I want to share something. Lately, it’s about a severe mental health. Mental illness is no joke. When you see someone is down
and you mention that you suspect something is off
or wrong with this person. Please make a comment, something like… “I feel you”, “I hear you”, or “I’m here for you”. If you are here for the person,
please be there like you really mean it. It can be on Facetime, vlog, text, or anything. If you say you’re “here” for you and
you don’t really mean it — Don’t do that. That’s misleading and
it’s not encouraged. It will make situations worse for
people with depression and anxiety. I have to admit that for
the past few weeks, typical things with me
still go up and down. It’s not serious but… I guess it is the time of the year.
I don’t know. I’m not the only one, a lot of my friends and folks at RIT/NTID college campus are taking it very seriously
and focusing on the cope with mental
health and illness. That means you elsewhere
outside our community need to take it seriously as well. Give a simple phrase like “I pray for you”,
something like that. This will mean a lot to a person. Smile. If you see a person who feels down,
smile at them. Cheer them up,
it will inspire them. A little and simple thing
will make a huge difference. Please be more supportive and say those things like
you mean it. I have recently visited
a few people out there and rooted for them. It was incredible and
I can relate to them. My friends mentioned that
they do see their people with problems too. It was also extraordinary. Be more supportive. Try to remove the stigma. I’m going to give you my tips… Just listen while the person is talking. Allow them to express and
you hear them along. Do not offer them advice. Listen. Be there in person. Give them kind bodily contact. Humbly hang out with them. It’s all good! Talk to them. If they don’t want to talk right now,
it’s their choice. Don’t bother them so much. I know it’s extremely tough when
stigmas seemingly build up. I really care! That’s all I wanted to share. Also try to remove the stigmas. If you say, “I have a depression
and that’s a bag thing”. No, it is not a bad thing. That’s a human being. If you imagine whoever with
mental illness like an anxiety is craving for an attention, that is not the case!
We are screaming for help. For example, I don’t like
being pitied even though I still have to cope with
my difficult feelings and keep a low profile but I need … to be more open with it. There, all right? I love you and have a great night.

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