I came across “Don’t suffer in silence”, says Prince Harry in powerful speech article today on the BACP website and I wanted to share it because although it is short, it carries a multitude of important messages and reminders.
For me I was drawn to both the geographical distance between Plymouth and Australia, but also the closeness in context of human nature, and that wherever we live, as human beings we often feel drawn towards or repelled away from other human beings. It is often when people are struggling the most that they create distance and isolation from others, usually with good reason.
The difficulty comes as a result of wanting to feel better, because often this requires reaching out to another person and that is not an easy thing to do, its also about initiating contact with the right person, someone who can help, this can be especially difficult if it feels like nothing will help, but as Prince Harry says:
You need to know a part of being strong and tough is having the courage to ask for help when you need it. You must not silently suffer. You are all in this together and if I may speak personally we are all in this together, because asking for help was one of the best decisions that I ever made.
So, I read this article and felt I wanted to share it, because if it makes a difference to just one person, then its worth it, but I hope it makes a difference to many more.
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