Creating Temporary Communities – Blog #8

A crisis in the life of a good friend or coworker signals that it is time to form a temporary community of support. Perhaps someone you know is experiencing a medical or emotional difficulty. They send out the signal for help. You want to be there for them but wonder how to do that effectively.
By connecting with a mutual friend or another concerned coworker, you have the opportunity to brainstorm together as to how best to support this person in need. Together you can identify ways to help and determine who can do these things best.
Having someone in your immediate circle in crisis is stressful for you as well. When you reach out for someone to care with you, you not only help another person, but reduce your stress in the process.

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