There is a popular which says " The truth will set you free " it can be very difficult for you to discuss your mental condition with your family. Your reason be might be fear of shame or rejection, but in a journey of healing you will need a support group. If you are not comfortable discussing it with family. Telling a close or trusted friend can be considered at least for the meantime and when you are most ready please let them know. Family is still family. Pray for strength and enlightenment.
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RE: I'd like to talk about my struggles with mental health, but I'm worried I might be a burden to the people around me. What should I do?
RE: Let's talk about refugees
Our country has several indigenous tribes and often times they are neglected. In a way this people were displace in the land of their ancestors, hence becoming a refugee in their own right. Thought their condition is far more better than other refugees economic disparity cannot be discounted.
However during the Country wide community quarantine a measure imposed by the government to curb the spread of COVID 19. The indigenous tribes were the among the top most priority in financial aids. Some legislators also suggested to limit import of goods which gives local manufacturers a good share of the market hereby boosting our own agriculture sector which most indigenous tribe rely on for survival. As the community quarantine start to ease. Several local designers launched fashionable face mask which uses handwoven fabrics by indigenous tribes. Thru this simple creative initiative of fashion industry. The indigenous tribe were given a fair share of the market, Thereby they have an access to more economic gain not to discount the fact of showcasing Filipino craftsmanship and Bayanihan spirit.
RE: Let's talk about human trafficking
Economic disparity leads to poverty and poverty plays a major role in Human trafficking. As the old saying goes " Humans are always in search of a greener pasture " During this time, especially when almost every country is experiencing economic slump. Poverty is at its highest. Many people in search for better finances would easily give in to trafficking or other illegal activities in exchange for a few hundred dollars just to put food on the table.
As an ordinary citizen we can help ease this problem. By buying locally produced goods first. Economic initiative such as this would ensure that many jobs is secured. Giving small businesses an equal share of market in established shopping centers and online markets can also create more jobs. Finance sectors can also do their share in granting loans to small and medium microenterprrise. Hereby ensuring sustainability of small businesses.
Abiding the the health protocols imposed by the government such as curfew hours and border control. This measures do not only keep us safe from contacting the virus but it also protects us from petty crimes and predators such as human traffickers.
Social support also plays an important role. We can extend a little portion of our time in less privileged areas listening to their woes. Listening can be a small act but it helps a lot.
By expressing our sympathy towards them we also lift their spirit. We can help them see hope in this trying time. Hence it will prevent them from resorting to desperate and dangerous methods like human trafficking.