Trust the Beatles
There are two things we learn when we are little that are important to re-visit right now.
- We learn to cry for help
- We learn not to take things from strangers
As we get older we seem to forget number 1 and hold dearly onto number 2. But we’ve got this all wrong.
We need to remember how to cry for help and we need to learn how to take from strangers.
There is so much uncertainty, so much fear, so much heartbreak and so much of this we can’t control. I have had my highs and lows over the last four months. I know it will end and I know I can’t control it but it still makes me feel low. I want to be able to control it for me and for other people and sometimes that burden feels too much to bear.
But inevitably, when I’m feeling like that, something pings on my phone. Somebody asking for help, for advice, for a chat. By those people reaching out for help, it helps me. It makes me feel like I can be useful, I can play my part and it makes me feel like I have something to give. It also reassures me that I know when I need help, I can ask for help and someone will be there for me.
This amazing DW community is based on the premise of helping people and I can’t think of any other time this need for help is ever more prominent. Help each other as it helps you too, and there’s nothing wrong with helping yourself. You can’t help anyone if you’re not open to help yourself.
Stress Matters are help to help. The support line is still open for you (07481 362 111), there are Buddies still there wanting to help and if you want to learn how to help yourself, we have weekly mental health courses running which all DWs get a discount on.
So if you don’t want to re-learn the lessons from your childhood - trust the Beatles.
I need somebody
(Help!) not just anybody
(Help!) you know I need someone
I never needed anybody's help in any way
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self-assured (but now these days are gone)
(And now I find) Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors
Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being 'round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me?
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