When a loved is in pain, you always want to help. Unfortunately when that pain is mental or emotional it can feel like there is nothing you can do. Perhaps they are going through a divorce, a death or some other kind of loss. A good way to provide support to your loved one is to suggest and help them to find (if they ask) a counsellor. This gives them the opportunity to talk with someone separate from the event. In the case of a devastating event such as a death or loss, often all the support network are affected and therefore less able to help. A counsellor is experienced in providing a safe place to talk as well as strategies for coping.
How can you bring up counselling? (more…)