How to be of Actual Help

How to be of Actual Help If there were one thing I could tell people who aren’t mental health professionals, and who are listening to a friend or family member who is upset and experiencing difficulties, it would be this: cut down your advice giving by 90%. When we listen to someone in distress, it’s natural to want to offer advice. We hope that our advice will help the other person find his or her way. Even more so, we may offer advice because it is hard to listen to someone in pain, and we want to make ourselves feel better. But instead, it often makes the other feel even more alienated and alone. It can create a feeling of just not being understood. There is a role for advice of cours

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