I look at crochet as my stress reliever, no matter what happens or how bad your day has been I can pick up a hook and just do 1 row or 1 round of whatever it is I am making and my mind will calm itself. I think it must be the focus you have to give to follow a pattern or keep your tension it just makes everything seem more rational. I do believe my craft keeps my demons away, anyone else feel the same? What is your choice of mental fulfilment?
It’s so very hard to see a loved one decline into a dark world and feel absolutely powerless to help them. Have you ever watched someone decline so bad and not be able to help? Did you feel powerless?
I believe one of the hardest illnesses we have to deal with is mental health, we are scared of it happening then unprepared to deal with it when it does, And there is not enough being done to help on all levels, for the individuals and their families.
If you notice the smallest of signs in someone then offer a hand, encourage a craft or exercise something that will engage or focus the mind elsewhere. Or just simply get them to talk, you may never even know how that small step could save someone.
A small sign is a cry for help do what you can.
Stay Strong and focused people, it’s a harsh world out there.