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Mayday. Mayday. Wednesday May 1, 2013

May 1st. May Day. As well as a significant calendar date, Mayday, of course, is also the international distress signal in voice communications, inspired by the French m'aider (help me). Although we don't always actually do so, there are times when all of us might be well advised to ask for help. It makes sense to ask an assistant when you can't find something in the supermarket. If your car is making an ominous knocking noise, it's a good idea to take it to the garage.

It's much harder to seek help when you're struggling inside, however. Perhaps you're faced with making a difficult decision, for example. Alternatively, maybe you're battling an intransigent low mood, or are extremely anxious about a developing problem. Asking for help in such circumstances is never easy, in fact it might even feel like an admission of defeat or weakness. But it's neither of those: just think how you feel when a good friend asks for your help. You're probably pleased that they've 'chosen' you, maybe even a little honoured. You know that your clear head and sense of perspective will very likely help them make sense of things.

In the same way that it's not sensible to go on a wild goose chase in the supermarket aisles when you're looking for the raisins, neither is it a good thing to battle on with feelings of anxiety or low mood without asking someone to lend a hand. When you need help, just ask.

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Anonymous Wed, May 1st 2013 @ 9:25am

So apt for me tonight; feel like I am going to explode and it is really hard to know what to say or who to say it to. I'm so tired and feel like I am slipping again. :(

Elizabeth Wed, May 1st 2013 @ 10:00am

I know what you mean. Though willing to ask for help, it is so hard to find anyone who is able to understand enough to help you or anything they could possibly do for you. Don't give up. Try to find out, what you need. For me, tiredness is usually the consequence of blocking my feelings, and that can be solved (with a lot of work, of course). If you slip, I am sure you can stand up again.

Diana Wed, May 1st 2013 @ 8:28pm

'SANE ': WWW.Sane.org.uk has a Help-line: 08457678000 & they
have trained counsellors to talk with, if and when. I have
found them helpful. ( I agree re. "tiredness" sometimes being the cause
of anxiety and sad feelings. ) A chat with someone
who is not 'qualified' in counselling skills CAN also be
helpful...

Anonymous Mon, May 6th 2013 @ 12:35am

For me asking for help is tough. My family is struggling with their own issues, and I just add to their already full plate. I don't have others to turn to, and my therapist wants me to be able to resolve my own anxiety issues and only call him in an emergency. Often I just send a text to my family so know I am not alone. Sometimes that and deep breathing exercises help.

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