Mental Health Awareness Month - Splinterlands Giveaway #46
Hello fellow Hivians!
Hey everyone! Today I wanted to talk about something that is unfortunately a now integral part of my life and that is Mental Awareness Month. In the US at least May is designated as a month to bring up difficult topics like mental health and discuss. There are a lot of stigmas related to those with mental health issues and quite frankly they stop a lot of people from getting help that otherwise would.
Of course this isn't an end all solution but its a start. Like myself I'm sure many of you have also either known someone directly struggling or are struggling yourself. First off, it is okay. Life is about going through your journey and that includes both the good and the bad. Just know you aren't alone and that it is okay to reach out to those around you for help seek out help from your community.
With COVID, the upcoming global recession, the crazy back and forth news cycle, and of course the war going on in Ukraine, we are all exposed to a lot. This topped with demanding work life has resulted in recent polls showing that in the US, 1/3 of corporate workers are experiencing some form of extreme stress or anxiety. That is a ton and goes to show we have a long way to go as a community.
A lot of us here in the Hive community are gamers and for me personally that helps me to escape from certain realities. That said it isn't always enough and you could be communicating with someone that seems otherwise happy but is struggling and one snap away. Always try and be conscious of what the other human you interact with is going through.
Anyways, I'm rambling at this point so I'll close with this: I'm a bit of a ska fan and after losing someone close to me this year one of my favorite songs has been memorialized in my mind and I wanted to share it. Enjoy Streetlight Manifesto's - A Better Place, A Better Time.
All right so enough about that, on to the giveaway.
Winner's Choice from the below cards.
If we can meet a designated number of upvotes I'll instead replace the winner's choice with one of the Chaos Legion Rare reward cards.
We will be shooting for 75 votes this week.
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I will be using Hive Picker to select a winner which will be announced in my next giveaway post.
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Pelacor Bandit / Venari Crystalsmith please.
No doubt mental health issues are tough problems that need comprehensive approaches to solve. There are no silver bullets here. But having people who feel they need help too afraid to seek it surely isn't a part of the cure.
Thanks for the giveaways. Please count me in.
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I only hope that over time at least it will become easier to deal with as society begins to accept it more. This certainly isn't the only major problem plaguing us in this complex world but it is one that hits close to home for me.
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Thanks so much for your giveaway and count me in please @tengolotodo
Good luck everyone and have a great week :)
well count me in @pix21 lion....
Thanks for continuing to do this.
I would love a Venari Wavesmith
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ign: @kqaos let's go with your choice and if you get the upvotes, Naga Assassin! Good luck to everyone!
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Yeah, thanks for the card!
I´m in again ;)
Covid really seems to have taken a toll on a lot of people's mental health. We need to shine a light on these issues more.
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Unfortunately, mental health is not something that can be seen/observed physically. That makes it hard to notice if any of our loved ones are so afflicted.
I have waited a few days before commenting on this post because I wanted to see - the comments. I'm glad that there are actually a few who did read, understood, and commented. I know I am getting a bit cynical at times but, hey, I'm ME, right?!
Until a few years ago (as in way before the pandemic) you probably could have put me in the corner of people being oblivious to the issue of mental health. I was always mentally very strong - natural-born kind of leader thing - and I'm not sure when or how it happened but I changed. I still am strong but I also allow tears and all the emotions that previously weren't obvious to most, if anyone at all.
It went as far, as the point that I was completely burnt out, mostly from work and the stress, mergers, and shit, I started taking anti-depressants - I know, not unusual at all here in the US but for me - oh boy! I took them for a few months until I was like yeah - I think I'm good again. Then my brother died, wayyyy too young (I'm actually 😿) my big bro... but eventually things got better again. Work settled down - somewhat which was a big, big part, I stopped the pills, gained weight - arrrrghhh! - but overall am pretty happy.
Why am I telling you? I have no idea. I guess because you seem like a nice dude.
You lost someone very important to you. That is aweful. It hurts. There's emptyness. Things you can never say to that person again. But - life does go on. I know it is such an old saying but it is also very true. Life goes on and wounds do heal - somewhat.
I hope you'll be okay. And I'd be happy to talk if you feel like it.
p.s. don't count me in the giveaway, I don' f**ckin' care 😜