Here’s a snippet from article from a person who has a mental illness. She shares some tips on things she would prefer hearing instead of “get well soon.”
From the perspective of crisis/hostage negotiators, this could be helpful when developing a communication strategy as the suggested can help build rapport and trust.
There are other things you could say that aren’t as triggering and are more validating to someone who is chronically ill…
1. I know how hard this is for you.
2. I’m here for you.
3. Take care of yourself, and let me know what I can do.
4. I can see you’re struggling, and I want to help.
5. You must be strong to have battled this every day.
6. I’m sorry you’re hurting.
Read the full article [HERE].