The festive season is well and truly in full swing with Christmas parties and messages galore.
While most people are wishing others a “merry” or “happy” Christmas, it’s also important to remember those who aren’t feeling so merry or happy.
Christmas is a time of year where a lot of people I see in the mental health and justice space are suffering.
They’re missing loved ones who’ve passed, they’re missing kids they are unable to see, and some are without families and living on the streets, maybe without a single person in the world who would miss them.
If you’re fortunate enough to be spending Christmas with family and friends who love you, take some time to remember those who aren’t.
Be as generous with your kindness as you are with your gifts.
Presence is the best present some can hope to receive when they are struggling, so pay attention to those who may need some extra support this year.
If you’re struggling, know that you’re not alone, even if it feels like you are.
Reach out to someone, anyone – PM me, reach out to a friend or family member, or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Squishy and I wish you the happiest of Christmases, wherever you are in the world.
Catcha on the 2022 flip side,