Dramatized Beginning

I was woken up by my mobile phone’s loud ringtone. I looked at the time. It was 4.45 am. It was the milk delivery guy. My apartment management had stopped all the housekeeping services and deliveries as a precaution against Covid-19. I had to go down to the main gate to collect the milk packets. … Continue reading Dramatized Beginning

Look At The Bright Side

The world is going bonkers over Covid-19. The lock-downs across the world to prevent the spreading reminds me of Zombie Apocalypse. Thankfully, we have to stay indoors and don't have to do a parkour run with a baseball bat. Truth is that the fatality rate of Covid-19 is low but the scale of spread is … Continue reading Look At The Bright Side

Realization

I was browsing through all the curated content on Coronavirus (COVID-19). Tonnes of content is being churned out on this topic. Everyone, from Wharton university graduate to WhatsApp university graduate, has voiced out his/her opinions, facts, and wild imaginations on this topic. One of the links click-baited me with the title that a novel written … Continue reading Realization

My 2nd Blogger Community Post: What Not To Say To Those With Mental Health issues

Often times, we ask questions and provide well-meaning advice to near and dears. We do not realize its impact on the receiver. More so with the person who is battling mental health. In this post, Niki explains what not to say to a person who having mental health issues.

Take a Ride on My Mood Swing

There are many ways to be empathetic and compassionate to someone who is experiencing problems with their mental health. There are just as many ways to unknowingly belittle someone and make them feel even worse about themselves. So let’s run through some of the well meaning common things people say to the mentally ill thinking it will help them when the opposite is true.

If someone is in a bad mood or quick to become angry or irate…
Don’t ask, “Are you off your medication?” or “Did you forget to take your happy pill today?”

If someone is struggling, tearful, and feeling beaten down…
Don’t give them lame platitudes like, “You have to pull yourself out of it,” “You gotta pull yourself up by the boot straps”, “You have so many things to be happy about and thankful for, snap out of it.” You might as well punch us in…

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