Ahhhh the dreaded question, “What can I do to help?" I have recently sat with a friend who said, "if I knew what I needed I wouldn't be in this funk!" She was able to express what she did need, and that was for someone to listen. She did not need someone to try to fix it or make it better. When it comes to depression, I have been guilty of being over saved. I had no idea what empathy looked like. Thus, my story begins of a journey to learn empathy, and what real support looks like.
My best friend went through a battle with depression and the darkest times spanned 3 years of her life. The first year I have to admit, she wandered in it alone as far as having understanding humans around. I very quickly learned my idea of support was very harmful. Does this sound familiar?
Pages from our journals of life...
These are little glimpses into the stories of the j2i Team & guest. We believe that as we share deeper levels of healing are birthed not only in our hearts but in the hearts of others as well. As you read and find yourself relating to the letters that create our timelines, please comment, message an author, or register for a class.