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Can we help others deal with stress ?

Written By: Jim Long on June 13, 2016 No Comment

How can we help others who are suffering from stress? Is there a healthy option? Do we have the skills needed to help? Yes! We must extend ourselves for others in simple yet positive ways.

If you know someone that is dealing with a lot of stress, you may want to help him or her deal with it.  You can do some things in order to get them through their difficult periods and continue to see them through the entire dilemma that stress can bring to someone’s life.  It is important for you to be a good method of support for them and to let them know that you are always going to be there for them.

If you are trying to help someone with stress, you need to be a good support for him or her.  Call them as often as you can. Ask how they are doing and if they need anything.  Be there for the person when they want to talk and open up about things.  This can be one of the best ways to help someone that is dealing with stress and needs to find help.

If a person is alone, you can call them up and ask them  to dinner. Invite them over to the house to watch a movie or play board games.  Do anything that you can in order to involve them in some form of physical activity.  If they are depressed from stress, being alone may only add to their problems and may even create more stress in the end.

Being a true friend means being there to lend a hand and help when necessary.  When a person is suffering from stress, they may not ask for the  help that they want.  It is important that you are looking for the signs and know when you need to intervene with some help.  You can make a difference to them just by being their friend.  This is the most that you can do for them to help them in a bad situation.

Watch for the warning signs of stress and the depression that it can cause.  Look for signs of distress like not eating, staying at home all the time, pushing away friends and loved ones, not going to work and if their appearance suddenly changes. These are all signs that there may be a problem in their life and they may need to have a little extra attention from their friends and other method of support.

Just be a friend and help them get through the tough times.  Offer you hand and tell them that it will be all right.  This is the most effective way that you can help someone when they are dealing with stress.

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