PostSecret and World Mental Health 2022
I’ve written about Mental Health a few times, but I want to continue the conversation. I still feel many of us bottle up our emotions, and this can be more dangerous in this post-pandemic world.
October 10 is World Mental Health Day
Pre-pandemic, we could mask these emotions by going out with friends and having that physical connection with people. Nowadays, we no longer have that presence and support.
Watch this video of Paddy Pimblett on Mental Health.
I’ve already shared a couple of ways I got through my personal battle, but I wanted to share one more thing.
I subscribe to the RSS* feed of PostSecret.
PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005, in which people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. Selected secrets are then posted on the PostSecret website or used for PostSecret’s books or museum exhibits.
I am NOT alone
Yes, we have our friends and family around us, but sometimes, we still feel that they don’t understand us, that nobody understands us. Through the secrets shared, I felt that somebody understood how I was feeling and what I was going through.
I feel grateful
This might be a little bad, but reading these secrets made me more grateful for my life. I see the problems others are going through, and it makes me realize how I take what I have for granted.
It just gives us a different perspective on our lives.
If you are going through some mental health issues, please do not hesitate to call a friend. There are also hotlines available for you.
*RSS (RDF Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication**) is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a standardized, computer-readable format. Subscribing to RSS feeds can allow a user to keep track of many different websites in a single news aggregator