My grandmother taught me to crochet and knitting when I was about 9 years old, and I could hardly wait to learn more about these skills. I’ve been knitting or crocheting ever since. You will be surprised to know that crocheting actually is great form of therapy as it can carry us through depression, it can calm our anxiety and also it can bring us out of depression.
Mental illness for many is a difficult subject to talk about. As it’s not like having a visible illness or any injury as such. It would be safe to say mental illness is as debilitating to your life as cancer is to your body. It isn’t easy to spot, in yourself or in someone else, because we all have different ideas of what is normal. Perhaps there is no normal, but I am sure there is happy, there is peace, there is love, there is gratitude and there is contentment.
If you suffer from mental health issues i am sure crochet can help you fight your day-to-day battles. The mindless hours spent crocheting, of repetitively using the hook, of constantly being surrounded by different shades of yarns. Besides making beautiful things that people like is deeply gratifying. Seeing all the colours of yarn, envisioning a product, designing it and finally finishing it all gives you varying levels of satisfaction, and joy. It’s a great tool to shut your mind down and not think about the bad things and rather being productive and creative.