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Seeking Help Is Not Failure

November 13, 2014

If you are suffering from excessive worry, sadness, despair, anxiety, sleeplessness, reach out for help. You do not need to suffer and as this article suggests,”seeking help is not a failure”.

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“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.”
~ César Chávez

I had a long chat with a close friend yesterday. She’s been struggling for a while – I’ve heard it in her voice, I’ve seen it in the way her usual happy disposition had given way to a furrowed brow, a tight smile, and an inability to laugh things off the way she once had. I’ve felt it in her energy.

Are you okay? I’d been asking her this year.

Yep, she’d say, shutting down the conversation. Or ‘just a bit tired’ she’d say, before moving us on to talk about something else.

She was doing all the right things – exercising, eating a great diet, getting time out for herself. But at the same time she was spiralling down into a very flat place, where every day was an effort, a place where all…

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  1. November 14, 2014 10:26 pm

    Powerful article. I love that – “Seeking Help Is Not Failure”.

    There is a stigma around “depression”. It can be debilitating. The smallest task will seem unsurmountable. Life just becomes difficult.

    Very well written article. Hopefully it will help many.

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