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This page offers practical advice, articles and information
to help you #GetReal about how to really help.

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Human beings as objects?

The idealist in me thinks that many of the world’s problems, including racism, would disappear if we stopped seeing human beings as objects. As...
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This Mental Health Week is all about empathy

Test “I can relate.” It’s a familiar expression and one you’ve likely used countless times throughout the pandemic. When someone has been sick or stressed, felt lonely or lost their...
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The art of listening in six simple steps

You might have a thousand Facebook friends or followers on Instagram. Or maybe you have friends the “old-fashioned” way. In any case, we know...
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The power of empathy

Practicing empathy helps us regulate our emotions, connect with others and feel less isolated, writes Helen Fishburn  For the past two years, we have...
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Empathy: A skill you can learn

Having empathy means you understand others’ emotions, share their feelings, and respond with compassion and care.   Being able to put ourselves in other people’s shoes...
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Empathy: the key to peer support

by Allison Dunning, Manager, Peer Support Canada When people with similar experiences come together with the specific intention of helping each other, there’s a...
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Listening to understand, not to judge

You’re having one of those days when everything is going wrong, and a friend happens to call you. They ask how you are, and...
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How to really listen: A checklist

When you think about it, we aren’t really taught to listen. Listening is a skill. It can be learned. But it also needs to...
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Empathy and Compassion Fatigue

by Allison Dunning, Peer Support Canada When you’re talking to a friend about your hard day at work or talking about the fight you...
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