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5 Miles Over

Updated: Jun 25, 2018


When asked how you are doing when greeted by someone, we have been socially conditioned to answer fine, good, or great. Even when we aren't. Apparently, no one wants to hear how we are really feeling. Well I've been sitting here thinking, there are 22 veterans that commit suicide every day. Maybe if we didn't follow this social condition, maybe just maybe those veterans would have actually told someone who asked them how they were doing, and maybe just maybe that person would have been able to offer assistance and help that veteran. And this is not just for veterans but for anyone who is going through a mental health crisis.

We need to get out of this social conditioning that we live in. Stop telling people you don't care how they feel. Start paying attention to each other, start paying attention to ourselves. Let’s stop waiting until someone that’s famous commit suicide to have discussions surrounding mental health, especially when there are so many people that have a major impact on your everyday life that could possibly be going through the exact same thing. All you have to do is pay attention. Let those that are near and dear to you that you will always have their 6. You never know when you will need someone to have yours. ~o.flows.up

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