This drawing completely sums up depression for me and, more importantly, shows how someone can help their friend/family/partner/child who has depression.
When I am feeling down I always want to curl up under blankets to feel safe and hide away from the world. My husband used to say to me “shall we make a camp on the sofa” as it was our safe, comforting place together if we were both struggling.
One of my best friends Rebecca, who is a Dr of Psychology, has said to me before that if you’re struggling it’s ok to take the day as a mental health day sometimes to allow yourself time to rest your mind. Now more than ever I see the importance of that.
If I’m not feeling great emotionally/mentally then I curl up under blankets and look at all the houses I would like to buy in the Spanish mountains plus watch calming things on TV so I can zone out and not have to think. My guilty pleasure is Poirot and Darling Buds of May 😳🤣 It always makes me feel better. I know lots of people think it’s sad but having come from an often abusive childhood it’s my way of feeling safe and comforted. Plus now I’m fast approaching 47 🙀I am less inclined to worry what other people think of my choices! I’m finally, after 46 years of self doubt and no confidence, proud of who I am 💪
What’s your own, personal way of coping when you’re struggling? Is it cleaning, eating, drinking, gardening or are you with me on the Poirot 🤔
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Sending love and hugs to you all and please do get in touch if you are struggling and need to reach out to someone,