When anyone reaches out to us for help and we decide not to help them, we’ve already subconsciously decided they don’t need our help, that there’s clearly nothing wrong with them.
People reach out because they need the help. Perhaps it’s us that need the help for us not wanting to help them. Everyone deserves an understanding, a listening ear regardless of what they’re dealing with.
Either way, listening is the first step to at least showing we care, even if we know deep down we can’t help.