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Hangnail: Get well card. Depression: Nothing.

by Contemplative on November 4, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


This story was shared many years ago in a Depression Bipolar Support Alliance self-help group and repeated back to me the other day. This touched me so much that the next meeting, I surprised the spokesperson with just that; a genuine heartfelt sympathy and get well card.

To me, it's the attentive listening, the well-intentioned actions, and the overwhelming empathy which matters most.

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