Holiday Sadness and How You Can Help
For most the holiday season is a time of great joy, family, kindness and so many other good things, but we should not forget that there may be someone near us for whom the holiday season brings naught but pain. There are those who have no family to turn to, no home to decorate or funds for festivities, there are people who have had awful things happen in their life around this time and the yuletide greetings do nothing for them but return them to those horrid times and there are people for whom this is their first holiday alone.
Look around you, and at yourself, if while you look you see someone who is saddened by the holiday cheer then do what you can to help. Listen to them, give them a hug or suggest resources for them. I’ve included a few depression and suicide prevention resources for you yo use yourself or share with someone who needs your love right now.
This is a site that has a more comprehensive list of suicide prevention hotlines then I could ever create: http://www.befrienders.org/
The Trevor Project has both online IMing and a hotline for queer youth dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts or feelings, as well as resources for their friends and loved one: http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
And remember that I am here to answer questions or just give friendship.
Yours in Queerness,
Posted on December 14, 2011, in Advice, Ideas, Life, Music/Pop Culture, My Mind, The Present and tagged advice, christmas, greetings, help, holiday, holidays, hotlines, kindness, Love, prevention, project, respect, self, support, the, trevor, yule. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.