I often feel helpless when speaking with friends who are struggling with their mental health because there really isn’t anything I can do or say to change their situation. What they’re feeling is unknown to me, and incredibly hard for them to put into words. I’ve learned that the only thing I can proactively do is sit next to them, hold their hand, stand with them in their struggle, make no assumptions but be present.
For me, this is what the Recognised Bangle represents. It’s a powerful and unique opportunity to communicate to others that we are standing with them. That although we may not understand their situation, we recognise them and their value.
IT'S A POWERFUL AND UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMUNICATE TO OTHERS THAT WE ARE STANDING WITH THEM.
This is why I wear my Bangle and Dove Popon proudly. I’ll never know the full impact of those people I’ve encouraged, but I myself have struggled with anxiety and depression, and I can tell you that during the dark days, a shred of light is all it takes to give me hope.