"But if it were me, I would encourage you.
I would try to take away your grief." Job 16:5 NLT
When David got a mental health diagnosis that was the beginning of the death of several of his dreams. Not everyone with a diagnosis loses as much as he did, but many do. Many of their hopes are shattered. The prospect of a long lasting career was not in the cards for him no matter how hard he tried. The longing to have a family was there but it was never to be. Sheer will power was not going to cut it. Often self-medication got in the way too. Failure became a familiar word and then he not only "failed" but felt like a failure too.
1. Pray for them and encourage them.
2. Help them in practical ways.
3. Lastly, whatever you do, don't judge their parenting.
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