Almost everyone needs help at some point, but the thought of asking for it can be intimidating. If you are already suffering with depression or anxiety, picking up the phone to call someone or sending a text message about your feelings can seem like an impossible task. This struggle can block someone from reaching out when they need it the most.
This is where emoji’s can help. If you find it hard to initiate the conversation on how your feeling, why not have a pre-arranged emoji with a friend that you can send? Pick an emoji that means you are not doing well and need support, no explanation needed.
If this sounds like something you’d like to try, make sure you preplan. Don’t wait until you are to stressed out to explain the concept, that just might make matters worse. When approaching your friend or support person to present this idea, be sure to explain to them why you think this would benefit you and possibly them. For example, if it is a friend it might help you become closer with them or they may need some support as well but don’t know how to ask. Make sure to agree on what it means to send it and what types of responses might be helpful. Its important to keep in mind that no everyone is not available 100% of the time. It may be a good idea to have more than one person or accept the fact that you may not hear an answer right away.
Hopefully this can help you or someone you know when they are going through a difficult time.
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