Watching an individual you care about go through a rough time can be as hard on you if not harder than it is on them.
With that in mind, are there actions you can take to try and help the person get their life back on track?
If you think there are, would you be willing to invest the time and effort needed to make it possibly happen?
Helping Someone You Care About
In deciding it is worth your time and effort to help someone you care about, here are a few pointers to think about:
- Where are they now? – The first thing before you can take any steps to help someone you care about is where are they now? By any chance could they be behind bars? In the event they are, the hope is they are not in for anything too serious. If you have lost track with them for a period of time, there are online tools at your disposal to consider using. So, if you think the person is behind bars in California, you could turn to a CDCR inmate locator. That online tool helps one to track an inmate in the California prison system. If you think your person is behind bars in the Golden State, now would be the time to use such a tool in a hunt for criminals. You might also look to family and friends to see if they’ve had any recent contact with the person in question.
- What do they need? – Once you have a location and even contact with an individual you’d like to help, what exactly is it that they will need? It could be anything from financial help to landing a job and more. Sit down and discuss what it is that would best help the person moving forward. Hearing first-hand from them is always the best way to proceed. They may have different ideas of what it will take to get them back on track than you might have. Keep in mind that you could provide the individual with a lot or limited resources. Figure out what is most likely to help them first so that you can meet any priorities that may be needed. By thinking things through and using some commonsense, chances are you can both get on the right page.
- Do they want the help? – Last, it can be quite difficult to help someone in the first place if they appear not to want that help. You can do everything you could think of and it still may not work. That is because the person in question does not want to be helped. If this ends up how things turn out, keep in mind it is always best to respect their wishes despite how hard it may be for you. At the end of the day, the person has to want the help for it to have any chance to succeed.
When your heart is in it and the person you want to help is accepting of that help, odds are you can do what is best for them.