What helps people with mental health issues more?
someone talking about their issues or having someone to listen while YOU open up?
I have not written much recently because I have really tried hard to be there for other people lately. Whilst my issues are still there I get so much out of helping others. People contact me via this blog or via twitter or sometimes I reach out to them myself. I know how much a simple message from someone can help bring even a tiny bit of comfort or hope.
Naturally it is down to my misguided belief that I can help people after all I am pretty messed up myself but recently I can feel my old self returning. I really should think about looking into courses for counselling or something because it is becoming a real area of interest for me but I am just not clever, patient and able to deal with anything educational. Now don’t get me wrong I am intelligent in my own way but as I have mentioned before I have always been more street smart than academic.
I have to admit it is so nice that someone feels like they can open up to you because you have been through a similar experience, or simply because they know you will not judge them, talk down to them or even because you will just allow them to vent in your inbox!
Some days I don’t want to talk about myself and my battle and on days like this I much prefer listening to others and hopefully helping them.
I guess I am just lucky that other people’s problems do not trigger me in anyway. If anyone ever feels alone and needs someone to talk to please don’t be afraid to message me. You can contact me here
What would be nice though is if I could use the advice I give to others for myself but is that not always the case!
What do you prefer? talking or listening?