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What are mental health greeting cards for?
Mental illness is just that – an illness. But it is not one that you can’t often see. So while a sufferer may feel like the world is ending, they plaster a smile on their face and carry on with their day; and the world remains oblivious to their pain.
I have felt like this, and I know many others who have also struggled through, trying to act like all is well.
But it is an illness, and we should be able to stop and take stock of it and take the time to make ourselves better.
If you were to visit a sick or injured friend, you would likely take a card; offering your wishes for them to get well soon, and maybe a gift too. But when you visit a friend or loved one who is struggling with their mental health, what do you offer them?
Now, you can offer them a ‘get well’ card that is designed specifically with them in mind, with my new range of mental health greeting cards.
Why mental health greeting cards?
When friends and family tried to support me through my darkest times, there were many who had never encountered anxiety and depression before, and they didn’t know what to say to me. We lapsed into an awkward silence until they felt they had spent enough time to make their excuses to leave with a sigh of relief.
It wasn’t that they didn’t care, they just didn’t know what to say or how to show it. With these cards, there is a message to start a conversation.
A simple, ‘sorry you feel like poop,’ or a heartfelt ‘you’re not alone’ can be a way to reach out to that loved one and start a conversation about how they feel and what that friend can do to help.
When is it appropriate to give a mental health greeting card?
Any time! If you know someone that is struggling, I can guarantee you, these cards will make them feel like someone is thinking of them, and that they are not alone.
It can be all they need to get out of bed that day and take a shower. You would be surprised at how hard these seemingly simple tasks can be for someone who feels that there is no point.
Giving a mental health greeting card is a great way to show that you care, but it is also a way to tell that loved one how you are feeling about them. Use it to show your support and start a conversation. Nothing will change unless we talk about it.
What do you think about these cards? Have you ever wanted to start a conversation but didn’t know where to start? Let me know in the comments!