1 month ago

Marc de Bruin

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1 month ago

Marc de Bruin

Every 3 hours a person in Australia commits suicide....

I mean: what-the-actual-flipping f#@k! (excuse my French).

I am so committed to making a difference for the better in people's lives, but hearing a statistic like that sometimes makes me feel like we're "mopping with the tap running" (Dutch expression).

And GUYS! You especially. Yesterday I had a chat with a really lovely gentleman (not a client) who told me squarely he didn't want to seek counselling OR consider medication because he has "practical problems" that neither counsellors or GPs would be able to assist with. Like: seriously?? That's EXACTLY why you want to contemplate counselling and/or a visit to your GP.

And he was at times contemplating stepping out of this world because "my family would probably be better off, that way". What must you be thinking to consider this and go: "yeah, that seems reasonable; I don't need help; I can fix this myself".

As a professional I understand that type of thinking in tough times, but as a professional I also say: your reasoning is absolutely flawed. Entirely. 100%.

Since when is choosing personal "I can fix this by myself" or "I'll just step out"-pride (which in this chap's case obviously hasn't been working for the last 10 years or so) the "better" option over seeking professional assistance?

We CAN help. But you gotta let us..... I am not forcing help, but I'm always available TO help. I will not make you do things, but I CAN be of assistance. You choose. I am here.

Let go of your ego. Admit shit ain't working. Let's talk. There is another way. I am convinced.

Every 3 hours..... Let that sink in. Please.

#Suicide #EVERYTHREEHOURS #Counselling #MentalHealth
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