Human connection is so important and effective because it breaks through the isolation and loneliness common among people living with mental illness. Connecting with someone else allows people to share their humanity, to exchange stories, to celebrate life’s joys and to empathize through life’s sorrows. Friendship also motivates, inspires, and encourages. While it might be difficult to take the first step, it’s a step you’ll be glad you took on your life’s journey.
Friendships and human touch are two things that are proven to help mental health, and sadly are the two things that child abuse survivors often fear the most. Clearly, though, it helps keep us centered and based to have those relationships, and how much healing can we do when we feel that centeredness around us.
Here’s hoping you can find that too!