I wrote previously about how you don’t have to be a mental health expert to help someone who is struggling.
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Often it is enough for a person to know that someone cares and can empathise with their situation and pain. One of the great stories I heard that really emphasises this follows. I apologise for not acknowledging the source of this story as I can’t for the life of me remember which book it was from.
A Mother is calling out the front door for her young daughter. After a short time, her daughter comes running from a few doors up the road. Where have you been asked the mother. I have been at Mrs Jones house she replied. Mrs Jones? the mother replied. Isn’t that the elderly lady whose husband died recently. Yes, replied the young girl. What were you doing at her house? I was comforting her said the girl. The mother said, you are only 8 years old how could you possibly comfort her. The little girl said, I sat on her lap and cried with her.
Sometimes the greatest gift we can give is our time and our compassion to those who are struggling.
Wishing you the best in your journey