• Brett

Three People to Check On

You have heard by now that mental health levels on the whole are poor. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t felt down or discouraged lately.

If no one has asked you recently, I will….

How are you doing? Don’t offer up the standard “fine”. How are you doing, really?

We aren’t entitled to be doing great all the time and you know better than to expect things to be perfect. Still, there is a difference between regular life stuff and being unhealthy emotionally or spiritually.

It’s ok to not be ok, it is not ok to stay that way. If you need a boost check out our recent series and some of our “best of” messages about mental and spiritual health on our YouTube Channel.

So that’s you, but how are the three people in your life you need to check on?

Loneliness is at an all time high. People are looking for places to connect. Hoping they can find a sense of belonging. They want to know they belong somewhere to someone in a meaningful way.

You might be surprised how simply checking in with someone, asking how they are doing and remembering what they have told you in the past can improve their mental health and yours.

Your three people are actually three groups of people.

1) How is Your Family Doing?

You love these people more than any others. A few conversations here for a few minutes can make your family much more of what you want it to be.

We live together but sometimes it is so easy to make assumptions about the

people we see all the time. A few minutes asking your child how they feel and if they are worried about anything can start a powerful conversation.

Married? Remember that person you promised to spend the rest of your life with? How are they? You need to ask them how they are feeling about life. If things are great, celebrate with them. If things are off talk about possible changes. If things are normal…go out to eat or catch a movie and enjoy spending some time together.

We have a few recommendations if you sense things aren’t perfect for your marriage or family at the moment, Mental Health or Family Resources.