I think it’s fair to say that when we hear of an issue that we have really limited knowledge of, we are more cautious about how we approach it. If someone were to talk about needing a bridge to cross a chasm, few of us would actually attempt to give a suggestion, unless we have attempted to understand the situation better.

Maybe we should consider taking that approach more towards mental health. Even if we think we know enough, every single person is different, every person’s needs are different. We may know about the topic – but not about the person.

So why not find out more about the person first – before attempting to bridge the gaps in their lives? We might end up bridging the gaps the wrong way – or even widen the already existing cracks, if we’re not careful.

(I’m posting off schedule because of an illness this week!)