When we reach out or share with someone that we are struggling, we are waving the flag for the messiness of being human… And the best part? When you’re waving this flag, you don’t need to have an answer. You don’t need to be the answer. You don’t have to have it all figured out. All you gotta do is wave that flag. Graham Panther, The Big Feels Club
Here are some places to begin waving that flag, if you are in crisis
If you are feeling lonely and need a friendly chat with someone
- you can ring Friendline on tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays from 6pm-8pm: phone (03) 9663 2740
- Lifeline: 13 11 14
This is from Chris Winson (@chisi_98), who curates the #365daysofcompassion hashtag on Twitter:
Saw this picture shared on Facebook with these words: “When someone is going through a rough time ….just sit with them. No preaching, no advice. Just be there”.
For everyone today who needs it…the
#365daysofcompassion community is sitting with you, together.
May whoever you talk to be kind, and walk the next steps with you. If they don’t leave you feeling a little stronger and able to take the next step, then go to another spot, and wave that flag.
Don’t give up, you don’t need to do this alone – and the world needs you. You need you.