The wonderful writer C.S. Lewis famously said: “Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'”
The magic you feel when you connect with a friend is special and needs to be nurtured.
Mental Health Foundation recommends some advice for caring for your friends:
“The most valuable support you can provide is just being there to talk and listen. Making time to call, text, visit or invite someone over can make a big difference.”
Mental health problems can be misunderstood. Simply acknowledging your friend’s problem, accepting them and treating them with compassion is important.
Choosing good friends is vital for supporting each other through tough times as well as good ones.
If you know someone going through challenging times, get in touch with them today. Send a quick Snapchat or text and let them know you care about them.
Or if you know they like to keep certain cards close to their chest, perhaps you can recommend they start a mood journal. You can do this for free on Earkick. It’s the mental health sidekick which lets you voice-note or video straight into your phone – even easier than typing.
It’s available for early users on Apple store here.
Earkick is the world’s first mental health-tracker placing you in the driving seat of your pathway to happiness. You input your own data in the way that feels more natural to you via talking or typing.
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