Some people believe they cannot help someone with mental illness because they do not have a degree in psychology or mental health.
The truth is, you can…without a degree. This video is a great example of why this matters!
People who are feeling deep pain and suicidal thoughts often feel disconnected to others, alienated from others, and a burden to others, hopeless that it will never change.
Just being with a person who is feeling this way can be enough. It’s putting “the arm of love around a person who is struggling.”
Let’s watch out for one another. Let’s connect with one another. Let’s be aware when someone is struggling.
(first published Oct 22, 2014; photo from commons.wikimedia.org)