If mental health ain't at the forefront of your mind right now, it should be.
your kids' teachers’,
your garbage pickup person’s,
if mental health ain't at the forefront of your mind right now,
it should be.
we're all so worried about
our own physical health,
that of our loved ones
and of the elderly and immunocompromised.
But that doesn't mean that we should dismiss the importance of (or neglect) anyone's mental health.
I'm fine, but that doesn't mean she is.
He's fine, but that doesn't mean that guy over there is.
And holding up in one minute, well, that’s doesn't mean holding up in the next.
Do you know how there's that
“if you see something, say something rule"
when it comes to crime and suspicious behavior?
The same goes for being a good human during a pandemic and the very odd year that is 2020.
If you see someone, say something.
Ask how they are doing.
Then ask how they are really doing.
Next, ask if you can do anything for them.
Then ask if they are sure.
And repeat and repeat and repeat.
If we don't check in with one another, we can't help each other.
And not just those we are super-close to, but also
the coffeehouse barista,
your Shipt delivery person,
your kids’ coach or virtual teacher,
the stranger at the park.
Check in with everyone and I pray everyone continues to check in with you.
Together, we’ve got this!