“Help, I need somebody’s help, not just anybody’s help”
The Beatles – they asked for help not everyone does.
Very often you cannot help someone who doesn’t want help. Even if they need it.
Be there. Give non-judgement, unconditional love and support.
You may not feel like you are helping but sticking around in someone’s darkest moments is helping. Listening to midnight rants is helping. Sending a text to check in is helping. Sitting with them in silence is helping. Distracting them with a movie is helping. Cooking a nice meal is helping. Giving a shit is helping.
People may not ask for help but if you feel someone you care about needs it, don’t offer to help just help by being there and work your way up and maybe when they really need it they will come to you and say “please help me”.