Feeling Down Speak Up
Just to follow up from my video last week I just feel it’s important to keep up the momentum and keep the discussion going. People have trouble speaking their minds when it comes to important stuff like family matters or what might be troubling them.
We as a nation talk a load of rubbish, we can take the piss out of each other no trouble but as soon as the conversation turns serious people start shutting down and not wanting to say anything just in case we hurt the other person’s feelings. That’s the wrong attitude, we really need to be more open I know it took me a hell of a long time to be open with people but by god it has been a huge help to me.
I realise people will say that we as a society are more open but being open via Facebook and Twitter isn’t much good if you can’t be open in real life outside the confines of a computer screen or a phone.
After what in the Dail last week people have put the Mental Health debate to the front of the queue ahead of the much talked about Irish Water and college students marched on Leinster House to voice their disapproval at what went on during that debate.
People that are suffering need people like me and you to speak up for them and make it easier for them to open up and seek the help that is around them in everyday life. Places like Pieta House are always open to people who need help and support.
So come on lads and ladies help me reach out to those who need our help. You may come across somebody that is suffering, a friend, family member, boyfriend or girlfriend, Let them know you there for them and if they need to talk you will listen. Don’t forget the darkness in light walk next weekend on May 7th at 4.15am. Let’s keep this topic at the front of people’s minds….
Cian Mc Gibney