NSLHD News September 10


If you’re worried about someone start by asking “Are you OK?”

No, I’mnot OK. Dig a bit deeper:

Yes, I’mfine. But your gut says they’re not:

“It’s just that you don’t seem to be your usual self lately.”

“What’s been happening?”

“Have you been feeling this way for a while?”

“I’malways here if you want to chat.”

“I’m ready to listen if you want to talk.”

“Is there someone else you’d rather talk to?”

Listen with an openmind

Encourage action and offer support: “How can I help?” “What would help take the pressure off?” “What do you enjoy doing? Making time for that can really help.” “Have you thought about seeing your doctor?”

Make time to check in: “Let’s chat again next week.”

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