I don't really know what this is, I wrote most of this on a car journey I'm not entirely sure why but these are the thoughts in my head that I have named " When Offering Your Pinkie" . I have recently realised that there is next to no support for people who support their friends through mental illnesses. This is wrong . There needs to be support in place for the friends of people with mental illnesses because "One in ten children between the ages of one and 15 has a mental health disorder." (The Office for National Statistics Mental health in children and young people in Great Britain, 2005) It's fairly likely that a lot of these people have friends who try to help and do an excellent job but it angers me that those friends are not also given support . What do you think ? Anyways I don't really know what spurred me to write this . But I hope you are well and here are the words my mind gave me when trying to piece together the support that I believe is needed for both sufferers of mental health issues and their friends .
Don't just walk away .
Offer them your pinkie and say ;
" I wont let go if you won't " <3
If they go to sleep purely to escape the bitter sadness;
Send a text saying ;
" I love you "
So at least their day can start with a smile :)
Never let them forget ;
" You are NOT in this alone "
They arn't and neither are you <3
Don't forget to mention that ,
" It's going to be okay very soon "
The tomorrow they need might be tomorrow ...
If they give up they'll never know .
Are they feeling weak ?
Like there body can't support the weight of there mind ?
leave a note in their bag saying ;
" Stay Strong Beautiful "
The strength is still there.
People lose sight of their strength in the darkness.
Just because you can't see something, it doesn't mean its not there .
Light a match over their strength for them <3
If they can't get out of bed then pull them out ,
Do their hair and tell them to put on their best clothes . Say ;
" Everyday is special .. just like you "
When they cry ? Let them .
Let them cry and don't move until they're done .
Then fetch them chocolate and say :
" You're worth the world but I only had a piece of chocolate ...
but it's good, like you "
Ask questions ! But listen to answers .
Don't tell them their problems arn't bad enough .
Listen before they are <3 Let them know ;
" Everything about you is always worth my time "
If they ask for help ? Get it !
Don't question it . Say ;
" Okay , we'll find a way "
But if their pinkie starts to slip from yours ,
Grab them with both hands and yell for help .
Tell them ;
" You're not going anywhere."
Never make them feel bad for needing your pinkie .
However don't fall with them .
The weight of their mind might just pull you over as you reach out to save them .
If they drop then don't follow .
It's not your fault, never is your fault and never will be .
Watching over a friend , Keeping them safe ,
You're trying your hardest . I see that darling <3
And let me just tell you now that you are doing so, so wonderfully !
You are so enough , I promise .
I promise to both of you that you are enough .
But YOU ; the friend that offers their pinkie .
You are just like them;
You're both the strong ones !
You're amazing <3
And you know what ?
" Take my pinkie ! I won't let go if you won't, because I love you and you're not in this alone . I know it's hard and you feel like you're losing your strength in the darkness because you held out your match for them but I'm telling you I can still see it <3 I have never thought of a kinder soul but you . Stay strong beautiful, remember you're worth it too! Every day is special, just like you . You're worth the world but I can only give you my word but I promise it's good, rather like you . You're being so generous , handing out you're heart , what a wonderful thing but don't forget your where you starts ! Don't lose sight of yourself because I guarantee that everything about you is worth my time <3 Okay ? We'll find a way . You're not going anywhere <3 "
Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
" If you're going through hell, keep going."
- Winston Churchill
Much love, love much-ly
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