Many people don’t know how to provide comfort or respond appropriately in times of need or crisis. Instead of listening and taking the time to provide a constructive response, they jump to conclusions. They say the first thing that comes to mind, or in other words, they react. This can be unhelpful, or possibly even detrimental to the person in distress. In order to respond in a helpful way, a person must think beyond their initial reaction.
Population: All populations
Links to Resource:
- Visit MentalHealth.gov for how to recognize a problem in mental health, how to talk about it and how to get help for both yourself and others.
- Blog posts on NAMI.org (National Alliance on Mental Health):
- Children and Mental Health, by the National Institute of Mental Health. (Also available in Spanish.)
- Visit related past NNEDShare posts: