Empathy: It’s the capacity we share as human beings to step into each other’s shoes. To understand where they’re coming from and what they’re feeling. To listen hard and refuse to judge. It’s also one way to reduce and resolve conflict.
When someone is struggling, you don’t have to fix their pain. Tune in and see through their eyes. This is empathy.
We may be different but we’re not on different sides. See the world as others do. This is empathy.
You can understand even if you don’t agree. Understand someone’s feelings. This is empathy.
This Mental Health Week, #GetReal about how to help. Before you weigh in, tune in.
For more information, please visit the Canadian Mental Health Association: https://www.mentalhealthweek.ca/