Where is the pressure coming from?
When I am with my wife and son, I am free. I feel lighter than air. When I hear “papa” or “honey” my mind is focused precisely on the moment. When I am with my family, and also good friends, the pressures of the world go away for a minute.
An issue area I follow relatively closely is mental health, anxiety, and depression. Mostly because I wonder about my own mental health sometimes and of those I’m close to.
Suicide is on the rise in the US. I see news stories about high-profile and low-profile people alike about overdoses, mental health, and suicide too often. I’m sure you do too. There’s surely a lot that goes uncovered by the press.
Why is our culture dumping stress on us and/or leaving us without the skills to cope? Where is this pressure coming from?