Yes, we every one can really assist a person with a Mood Disorder. You do not need to have an advanced degree or advanced IQ to do it. However, you do need to have a high EQ or Emotional IQ!
First, allow me to mention the difference between eustress and distress. Eustress is a stimulation to be active in a positive manner. Distress is stimulation that tears us down mentally, emotionally, spiritually, or physically.
I previously laid out the 5 Levels of Mental/Emotional Distress:
1. Very Stable mentally and emotionally despite situational distress
2. Somewhat Stable with some internal distress about stiuational distress
3. Some Internal Chronic Distress regardless of external stiruations
4. Ongoing, Internal Chronic Distress regardless of external situations
5. Very Distressed Internally Regardless of Situations
Everyone, no matter how mature and, may hit the wall when situations arise. That can cause us to stumble into Distressful, reactive beavior. Compassionate friends and family members may want to help them but are not sure how.
Because there is a tendency in our culture to call every incident of sadness and distress is a sign of a "Mental Illness", friends and family members are fearful of trying to help. You can help anxious and depressed friends and family members.
We can help anybody and everybody, regardless of how distressed they are. They may also need to see a Counselor but always be ready to respond to a friend in need.
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