I know the #BellLetsTalk campaign was a couple of days ago, but I wanted to share a poem I wrote for all my friends and loved ones who are affected by mental illness. And, to each of you, please remember the lyrics to that new beautiful song I’ve been hearing on the radio, “I’m only one call away…”
When life seems too hard to handle, go for a walk. Physically and mentally, go for a walk. Move your body. Move your mind. Soothe your spirit.
When the depth of your emotion threatens to drown you, go for a walk. Put one foot in front of the other. In your mind, move from where you are to where you need to be. You will get there.
When you think your life will never be ok, go for a walk. Walk slow or walk fast, just walk. Feel time passing, feel your heart beating and know…time will fix it. Until then, lean on those who love you unconditionally. And trust me, someone does.
When you feel powerless in a situation, accept that you are, and just walk. Keep walking. You got this.