You know that huge, awkward elephant we all ignore?
Yeah, it's time to give it the boot! Avoiding those uncomfortable topics only makes people feel invisible. So, let's be brave, name the elephant, and show we care. Just listen and be a witness, no fixing required. By embracing the hard stuff, we build stronger connections and make sure nobody feels alone. Say goodbye to the elephant and hello to open discussions!
By creating a culture that avoids avoidance and encourages open discussions, we can provide much needed social support to our loved ones during difficult times.
Instead of trying to fix the situation, provide a listening ear. Show support by being present and validating their experiences.
Don't shy away from difficult conversations. Kick the elephant out by openly addressing what's on your mind.
Encourage open conversations about stress, trauma, loss, and other hard topics. By breaking the silence, we can support and uplift our loved ones during challenging times.
Source of content: How to Talk about Stress, Trauma & Loss | Option B. (o. D.). OptionB.org. https://optionb.org/supporting-others/how-to-talk-about-stress-trauma-and-loss