How to cope with a friend’s mental illness is not an easy task but there is no shame in talking about it. Healing starts with acknowledging the situation, then we can move forward!
Do we blame the weak mother who stayed with the alcoholic father and allowed it to happen?
It may be your child’s schoolmate who is undernourished and has difficulty learning on an empty stomach. Or it could be a co-worker, a working mother whose low-wage job doesn’t make ends meet. Perhaps it’s an elderly neighbor who has to make a decision whether to delay filling a prescription or buying groceries.