This Campaign's Advice for Helping a Friend in a Crisis? Do Nothing

A New Zealand health initiative emphasizes the healing nature of not doing anything—together

When someone is experiencing hardship, it’s not always easy to know what to say. Hopeful words can come across as meaningless platitudes and it may be difficult to find the value in activities that once sparked joy. However, in many cases, simply being present could change crisis outcomes and create a better tomorrow.

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