Learning how to validate others who are suffering from mental health issues can help them feel heard and understood. Active listening and being present in the conversation can sometimes be more helpful then trying to “fix” the way someone is feeling. Here are some validation techniques that can be helpful when talking to friends or family who may be having a hard time.
Grounding techniques can be very helpful when feeling overwhelmed and having intense anxiety. Here are some ways you can ground yourself. What are your favorite grounding methods, any that aren’t listed here?