When it comes to suicide prevention month, it’s often boiled down to “check in on people” or “ask for help when you need it.” Unfortunately, these statements may not acknowledge the need to check back in on ourselves, differences in healthcare access, and even the roles different systems play in impacting our stress and lifestyles. Besides looking into the resources and options in the links I’ve posted above, there are ways to actively both take care of yourselves and your loved ones right now.
Pouring from an Empty Cup
You can’t pour water for anyone else or quench your own thirst if your cup is already empty. With a global pandemic that has been draining as people try to isolate, work, study, navigate friendships, protest, adjust to change, and do so much more in, we’ve all been doing a lot. This pandemic has been a bit like turning up the heat and unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t adjust how much water they were drinking every day or how much they attended to themselves and their own needs throughout it.
If I’m being honest, this week was a real rough one let me tell ya. Even though I know I should be preparing for classes starting back up soon, I was not prepared to get up early every day for the past week. You could say I’m out of touch. I did, however, get a few things done/make a few big decisions in the process.
An Aside–A Life Obliged
So about that poem I just posted yesterday—if you haven’t read it, check it out here before reading this. I don't usually do posts like this, but I feel an explanation and understanding is due. This is it.
A Life Obliged–An Original Poem
So, I promised you something today. It’s National Poetry Month and this poem holds a whole lot of meaning for me.
Overwhelming– Poetry Place
But we all have certain things we run from, pieces of ourselves that are hard to separate from the rest; it can be quite the crisis of self that comes when we try. So here you go, for my finals week, here are two very dramatic poems that I kind of love. Especially the second one
When a Flaw Becomes a Risk…
A Stanford class-action lawsuit about mental health: why we all need even more change than it can offer.
A Quick Reminder on Mental Health
Last week I told you all I had a post planned, but I moved it to this week due to some new circumstances... Well it’s next week isn’t it?! So here we go. We are now in the second week of May, what I like to remember as Mental Health Awareness Month and also Asian/Pacific…Read more A Quick Reminder on Mental Health
Lost in Translation– What now?
I wanted to focus on Black History Month for all 4 of my posts this month, but I feel like this is important to talk through. In the midst of watching the world grow up around me, my goals and hopes rearranged with every step I take. I've got some big plans for my future,…Read more Lost in Translation– What now?
A Resolution for Something Better
Welcome to 2018, a new year and a fresh chance to accidentally write the wrong year on all your dates for a while. But maybe this year we can get the hang of it a little faster. New year, new us right? Except not really. Every year, I seem to share this sentiment more than…Read more A Resolution for Something Better