“Behind my lazy front is a thought process far more complex than you can imagine.”
“We don’t need advice or a fix, that’s what our therapist is for; we need a friend who wants to be supportive.”
“I have the mental illness, the mental illness doesn’t have me.”
I’m seeking to unlearn the expectation that time will help old trauma fade away.
Hold your hand out to that person, listen to their story if they need to tell you, and support them in this journey because it can be long and scary.