Sunday, April 28, 2013

Maat E's Mental Health Message

Admit you need help!

For so many of us, especially professional helpers, caregivers, people in service professions and activists, acknowledging we need help for ourselves can be challenging to admit.  When you are not use to it receiving support can seem ten times harder than giving it. As hard as it may be to admit, the best helpers are people who recognize they can not do everything themselves and know that two heads are better than one or there is great power in the efforts of a group. Saying you need help no matter how big or small the issue or task is essential to avoiding burnout and becoming overtaxed. For some one it may mean the difference between life and death. Learn your limits, prioritize your needs and ask for help.

Ma'at E. L. Lewis