Steps To Help A Friend In Need
When a friend is in a difficult satiation, it is natural that you want to help them get back up again. However, being on either side; be it the party in need of help or the one offering help, is not that easy. Many people find it hard to ask for help while some find it even harder to find a way to offer help. If you truly want to help a friend, think about a time when you were in need of help. What did your friends do? What did you find most helpful? The same things might help your friend too. So here are some things you could do to truly help a friend.Don’t force your help on themOut of good intention you might offer help but if they decline, respect that. It could be that they feel bad to ask you for help or actually they don’t need your help. No matter what the reason may be, do not keep forcing them to take your help. It might make them feel worse or rather, inferior to you which will not make them happy. Avoiding asking for help is deeply instilled in some people, especially with regard to sensitive topics such as mental health.
If you recommend a perfect life coach service, they might not feel comfortable and take it the wrong way; that you think they are mentally unstable. So be careful.Be someone they can trustYour friend maybe sharing confidential information with you, so you need to respect that. If they trust you, they will surely share personal information and it will not be ethical to go around telling others his condition. You might even do it with a good intention in searching for more help for him, however if he has not given you permission, avoid doing so.
Sensitive information on his financial status, legal issues, mental health and psychotherapy Newcastle sessions, family problems etc. should never be discussed with other parties.Be specific on your offersTelling them ‘let me know if you need anything’ is not going to help. Your friend might anyway be reluctant to ask for help so they will probably not tell you if they need anything. Rather, tell them specific things you can do for them. For example, if you are heading to the grocery store, you can call them up and ask them to send their list of items too so you can buy them while you are there. This way, they don’t have to ask you but rather you ask them to tell you what needs to be done.