“We need to help young people and their parents understand that it is not a sign of weakness to ask for help.”
-Duchess of Cambridge
I have been following what Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry working on mental health campaign. It touches me in some ways. As an introvert person, actually I am the one who find it hard to share my issues to people, to ask for help moreover.
But to live by my own far from home gives me time to be more open to people and trust them. I realized that it isn’t just enough with my own way of consoling myself.
My parents never push me to be always independent but it’s just me who thinks that I am all grown up and I have to solve my own problems. But, the more complicated they are, the more I know that I need to reach out for people. I need a helping hand.
And… I need to thank many people who never let me down. My friends, used to be strangers, successfully help me through my up-and-down college life.
When I was an exchange student, I really love the way Americans encourage each other, daily, to their loved ones or even a stranger like I was. So what I learned is… At least when you don’t feel like encouraging people, don’t discourage them with unkind words. Just say then, “Everything is gonna be okay”.
Well, never fear to speak up!
“We have seen that two heads are better than one when dealing with a mental health problem,” Duchess of Cambridge said. “Yet, the challenge that so many people have is not knowing how to take that first step of reaching out to another person for help. Admitting that they are not coping. Fear, or reticence, or a sense of not wanting to burden another, means that people suffer in silence – allowing the problem to grow larger and larger unchecked.”