30 Days of Gratitude: Day 5: Worry

I have dealt with anxiety my entire life. I often worry about how things will turn out. Some things I have control over and others I do not.

The stigma surrounding mental health seems to be to discredit it completely or to think there is something seriously wrong with someone. We often worry about those needed to be committed or potentially harming their own life. Gray areas are often ignored and/or misunderstood.

Society often over worries or not at all. When we worry about someone it’s often a tricky slope. How often to we check in on those we “worry” about. It’s often not until it’s too late or until something serious happens. Do we call those we love just to check in and see how things are going? How they are feeling and where are they at in their lives?

Social media has brought people much closer together. We are able to keep in touch more often with those we love, old friends and make new ones. Many people use it as a means to reach out to others and connect. The reactions can often be misguided.

Many people use it as a means to reach out to others and connect. The reactions can often be misguided. People now have opinions on everything and will overreact instead of reaching out directly to the person to see how they are doing.

How genuine is our worry? What do we truly do to help those we think are in trouble? Do we reach out and talk to those we worry about or do we overreact and contact someone who we think can help someone? Until we truly try to understand others, their thoughts, beliefs, and what’s at their core, worrying will not be enough.

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