What to say when you don’t know what to say

Yesterday morning, I was lucky to be able to catch up over FaceTime with a colleague and friend who I adore. During our dialogue, he said one of the most honest things anyone has said to me since I started sharing my mental health story publicly.

I don’t know what to say and I’m worried about saying the wrong thing. But, I want to say something, because I want you to know that I care, I’m thinking about you, and I’m cheering for you.

Right now, there are a lot of folks, many with no prior experience of depression and anxiety, who need to hear that they are strong, that they can do hard things, that they are not alone, and that things will get better. You don’t need the right words, you just need authentic ones.

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