Compassionate Listening

When it comes to mental health, we need to do more than talk — we need to carefully consider how we listen effectively with compassion

This is why when someone talks about their mental health we need to listen compassionately and see the person as an individual to understand how their anxieties and pressures affect them personally.

Whilst he could not do anything about the situation, it meant so much to let it all out and feeling listened to made me feel valued.

Everyone assumed I just behaved badly; in reality I was scared and wanted to protect myself from never being hurt again. But no one wanted to take the time to listen to me as to what was behind it all.

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