Reflections on helping someone in crisis:
Realize, you can't solve someone problems for them.
You can be a listening ear, you can make a few suggestions.
If you see someone's life spiraling down, it will affect you deeply, if you care about them.
It can make you feel like you are spiralling down.
It can bring up memories from childhood.
It can make you remember a time when your life was falling apart.
It is important to talk with someone you trust, if you are in the position of helper of someone in crisis.
If you allow your own life to get out of control, how can you be of help to anyone?