‘When my sadness is not acknowledged I feel lonely on top of the sadness.’

Low blows: Marian McNichol on a sad state of affairs

‘We want to fix people’s sadness, get it diagnosed, get medication for it, and encourage them to think positive or exercise more.’ | Photo: Kat J / Unsplash.

There is a lot of sadness about. On a regular basis now I hear about huge issues for my family, friends and my community. They all touch my heart. With so many of these stories it’s normal to feel overwhelmed with sadness. I do myself sometimes. But we are not very good with sadness in our society.

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