Halloween, the main event spooky season, is here! Halloween is a fun and scary holiday where people get to go around, dress up as their imagination sees fit, get treats, and spend time with friends. Seems fun, doesn't it?
This is not the case for some. For some people, the holiday can cause anxiety and worry. Some anxiety inducing questions that pop up for people are: What they should dress up as? Will people like their costume? What if someone makes fun of them? These are just a few of the questions that swarm some people’s minds. The worry and the stress that these people feel make Halloween seem more unappealing than not. Then, what about the parties? There is stress and worry about being invited to a party. Will I be invited to so-and-so's party? Will they like me? What happens if I'm not invited? Do they not like me?
These questions plague the mind of some and could make them hide away from parties or social situations because of this fear. Halloween can cause these anxieties and worry spells but it can also be a fun and happy time. It depends on the person whether or not they get concerned when Halloween time approaches but we should all look out to help during this time. If you see someone sitting alone, talk to them. If you see someone in the corner of a party by themselves, introduce yourself. It’s always nice to make new friends and it can be really rewarding to help someone out. Even if it is just smiling at someone, that can make their day. Halloween is a time that some find amazing but others find dreadful. Be watchful of others and yourself to make sure we stay stress free and worry free. There are enough stresses in this world to worry about. Why add more onto this?
As a college student, Halloween can be hard. Let’s all try to work together and spread kindness so that this holiday can be celebrated and shared by all, with less anxiety and mental hardships.