Whenever we hear or see the word, ‘HELP’, the immediate response that comes to our mind is often weaved with the feelings of something weak, fragile and vulnerable. For many years, I patiently tolerated whatever the world and the people threw at me just because I was conditioned that talking about it would uncover my own emotional weaknesses. 

However, I overcame this psychological barrier gradually yet the word help didn’t fit in my emotional dictionary, I couldn’t find enough confidence to ask for help. But life has its own way of making fertilizer from the shit it gives you๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™ƒ

 My very close childhood friend met me after 2-3 years during the lockdown kaal. She told me how she has been through so many mental health issues and how she’s taking counseling therapy  from a psychologist. When I asked her how she knew that now she needs the help and how she asked for it, the answer that came from her changed my perspective forever about ‘reaching out for help’. 

She said, “It’s all about courage.”

I was zoned out for a few minutes after knowing her answer. I was thinking that isn’t it pretty amazing that we bottle up and do so much self harm these days, just because we are conditioned that reaching for help would make us look broken and vulnerable, which if looked differently is our greatest strength. 

It takes courage to speak out our mind, to uncover our fears, to understand that no matter whether people judge me or not, but above all it’s a bold step to choose ourselves over our fears and to affirm to ourselves that ‘I will always stand for myself.’ It also requires another quality and that’s humility, yes! To ask for help you have to keep aside your ego of being strong and emotionally healthy. 

I think it’s completely okay to get negative thoughts and feelings in our life, it’s purely human to feel weak, agitated, depressed, vulnerable, fragile, broken or whatever. So just cry for help in whatever way and to whoever you feel like asking, because it’s not fair to injure the innocent child that’s waiting inside us to nurture him and give him the life he deserves. So next time you feel like getting help! Just cry for it and I assure you that you will feel so strong. 

P.s. I am writing after a long break and it was quite difficult for me to think and pen it down but the love and motivation I have received from Os.me family just kept me moving and I could make it to post this article. Thank you so much everyone ๐Ÿ˜‡โฃ Lots of love and laughter ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š