Most of us at some point or another have felt lonely and overwhelmed – with school, work, commitments, with life in general. To help us through these times we need others.
We are stronger when we connect with each other, and to lead a healthy and well balanced life, it’s important we feel loved, cared for and valued. It’s important we feel connected.
Connecting is about developing our relationships with friends, family, workmates / teachers and neighbours. Although some of us find it hard to connect with the world around us, it’s a good skill to practice. Connections support and enrich our lives.
You can connect with others in many ways, here are some ideas:
October 7 – 13 is Mental Health Awareness Week. This annual event is organised by the Mental Health Foundation in New Zealand. Mental Health Awareness Week has a history spanning 20 years in New Zealand and is celebrated by more than 150 countries worldwide. The theme for this year is Connect.
Photo by Courtney – a top 20 winner from our 'loving life' photo contest!
Published: 07 October 2013