What to Say When Sending a Mental Health Greeting Card

linda battson greeting card
Hey everyone! It has been a very busy few months and I simply had to take a break from writing for awhile to keep up. David and I bought our first home together in May and we just moved in last week! We’re thrilled! So many ups and downs led to that moment but here we are! It’s been a really rough year for pretty much everyone and checking in on each other (particularly those that suffer from a mental health problem) is important!

One of the things that’s hardest to understand about people who suffer from depression or anxiety is that wanting to be left alone often comes with the territory. Unfortunately, that can be very isolating and make symptoms even worse. If I know someone is really struggling with their mental health, I often like to send a little note or gift to let them know I care. But sometimes I have a hard time figuring out what to say! Luckily, Linda Battson Art does the hard part for me! She’s a Dallas-based artist who creates greeting cards (and so much more!) that focus on mental health! Her work is amazing!

linda battson greeting cards

What to Say When You Don’t Have the Words

Linda’s cards have the perfect words on the front, but she leaves the inside blank for you to use your own words. That can be intimidating, even for the best writers! I never force my writing as it almost always shows. Instead, I let it come to me slowly over time. This blog alone took me 3 days to write! 

But let’s say you’re in a hurry and need to send the card sooner rather than later. You might not have the right words, and that’s perfectly ok! The best cards just speak from the heart. You could start with something simple like this: “I might not understand what you’re going through, but just know I’m here if you need someone to listen.” Or you could say something that validates how they’re feeling: “I know you’re having a hard time right now and the way you feel is completely valid and I respect your emotions.” You don’t need to write a novel either. Something short and sweet is perfectly fine and simply reminds them that you’re there and you care.

linda battson notebook

linda battson art

Linda Battson Art also creates lovely stickers, frameable prints, and even notebooks if you’d want to send a little gift with your card! 

Special thanks to Linda for sponsoring this post and creating these cute prints! 

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I'm a Dallas fashion and mental health blogger! I love sharing affordable styles anyone can wear and also sharing mental health topics so people don't feel so alone.

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