According to the World Suicide Prevention Day website, 800 000 people end their lives through suicide, but it is thought that as many as 25 times that number have attempted in doing so. Isolation plays a large role with regards to this.
As a massage therapist, I work daily with clients that suffer from chronic pain associated with arthritis. Particularly troublesome is arthritis in the hands and wrists, as it is not only painful, but limits one's ability to do the activities of daily life like opening doors, writing and picking up kids and grandkids. It is important to understand that although arthritis is a degenerative condition.
Life keeps us busy. So much so that if we don't take the time to stop and look around, we might just miss it. If you're reading this, it's because you're consciously taking time for yourself. Hats off to you. Here are a few simple habits you can start implementing today.