- 10 Oct 18
We invited a 100-strong chorus of artists, writers, musicians, broadcasters, sports stars and more to contribute to Now We’re Talking, a mental health campaign, run in partnership with Lyons Tea and Pieta House. Broadcaster Elaine Crowley talks about managing sadness.
Today I am full of sad. For no particular reason, I am just full of sad. It happens like that sometimes. I’m cruising along, living my life, and bit by bit I slip into the sad without even realising it sometimes... And with it comes the absolute dread that this time it won’t go away. My rational self knows it will, I’ve dealt with the Big D – and all that comes with it – many, many times.
So I just withdraw for a while. Curl up into myself and go about my life as best I can. Baby steps. Being kind to myself. Hoping it won’t last too long this time. Grateful for the people around me that I love, who don’t judge me, who are there for me even when I don’t realise I need them. And knowing that when the sad goes away, as I know it will, I will be there for the people who – in turn – need me.
100 Voices was published in the Hot Press Mental Health Special in conjunction with Lyons Tea and Pieta House as part of the Now We're Talking Campaign. For more please visit hotpress.com/now-were-talking/