Showing Empathy instead of Sympathy

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Published: December 19, 2022
Time: 6:14 PM
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I felt depressed and extremely anxious as a result of the statewide lockdown and the spreading illness during the epidemic. I can confirm that my anxieties are still present more than two years later. Just being thankful that I had a place to go to when I needed support from others or ran into problems. It's fair to say that over this time, my main pastimes have been blogging and photography, which makes me incredibly happy because it's given me a lot for which I am sincerely grateful, such virtual friends, trade expertise, financial stability, and more.

Even though I was in a state of despair, I afterwards understood how crucial it is to provide others with words of inspiration and encouragement. The COVID-19 outbreak forced many of my comrades to fight their own battles on their own. I recently learned about the tragic suicide of someone I knew. I wasn't sure I believed it at first. Even though we weren't very close, I felt a connection with her, which is why I was devastated to learn of her passing. After learning about her, I made a point of extending the utmost respect in my greetings to all of my new acquaintances and friends.

I think a simple greeting to others is really important.

They might also wish to assist others, but they are simply timid. I think it's better if you make an effort to speak at least in a way that permits you to give them some space. They might value even a simple "hi" or "how are you" very much. Not that difficult, does it? I study human resources for the benefit of others. One of our abilities is listening well to potential employees. Because I am aware of how difficult it may be to experience this kind of condition, I believe it is imperative that I serve as an advocate for others who have mental health disorders.

If you want to encourage others who are depressed but are scared to do so, there are things you may still do.

  • A simple tap on the shoulder may be all it takes for your family member or friend to express relief when you realize that their grief is abnormal. Ask him how his education or career are doing and how he is doing overall. You should first comfort him rather than pressuring him to divulge his troubles because other sad people also deal with trust issues, even within their own families.

  • It is preferable to keep sharp objects and stuff away from a friend or family member who is experiencing severe mental problems, such as hallucinations or psychotic episodes, to prevent him from hurting others. Comprehensive psychometric testing and analysis are required for this. Get in touch with a specialist straight away.

  • And when a person with mental health concerns starts talking about his problems, listen carefully and try not to appear bored or irritated by what he has to say. Not simply sympathy, but empathy is required for an unhappy individual.

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empathy is actually working, if we see around us instead of smpathy

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1 year ago

Sometimes, sympathy isn't enough as some people don't want to get pitied (like me, lol). But if you put yourself in the person's shoes and show empathy, he/she might acknowledge your help.

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1 year ago

Just today I got a big smile from a stranger. I was feeling just ok, after that my attitude changed to great. Anything can help even a simple smile. If people talk down on themselves yes listen and pay attention.

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1 year ago

It pays to reach out! Simple "hi" or "hello" wouldn't hurt, and add up a smile. Perhaps that smile will radiate through the person's sadness and be infected with it, will brighten up his moment in life. Perhaps... just perhaps, will lighten up the burden inside.

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1 year ago

Totoo langga. Simple pangumusta sobrang mahalaga na sa tao kasi di natin alam minsan na may dinadamdam na palang malaking problema.

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