“Falling” by Veena Nankani

A poem about recognizing a mental health crisis and external intervention when the danger signals are self evident.
 
I am falling
I am falling
My legs are going
My legs are going
Please catch me
Please catch me.
 
I am falling
I am falling
My heart is hurting
My heart is hurting
Please catch me
Please catch me.
 
I’m falling
I’m falling
I’m fading
I’m fading
Please catch me
Please catch me.
 
I’m falling
I’m falling
I think I’m dying
I think I’m dying
Please catch me
Please catch me.
 
Don’t be polite please
Just ask me
If I’m alright please
I need your help please
I’m falling
Please catch me.
 
I’m falling
My legs are going
My heart is hurting
I’m fading
I think I’m dying
Please catch me
 
Please catch me.
Please catch me.
Please catch me
 
(There are a few times in life that signs of mental distress are self evident in the lives of our family, friends, colleagues & associates. Sometimes we do not want to appear impolite or like we are prying, so we do and say nothing. When you see danger markers, offer your ears, your support and external intervention if necessary. You might initially be rejected but the psyche of that individual will never forget that you cared enough to ask and they will know who to turn to if/when they are ready. Not everyone in pain screams.)
 
 

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By the author of the comedy autobiography "Mum Knows Best" Veena Nankani - Life Coach, Nutritionist, Motivational Speaker, Writer, Poet, Professional Reviewer and Entrepreneur. www.veenanankani.com
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