What to do when someone is crying
-give them a hug
-rub their back
-give them space if they need it
-tell them everything will be okay
-let them talk to you about whatever is wrong
-wait until they seem happy enough to talk to them about it so they don’t get upset again
-ask them what’s wrong with them (no matter what their gender is)
-force them to talk about anything they don’t want to
-say anything that could possibly make them feel worse
-when they’re done, don’t try to talk too much about it if you can see whatever is wrong is still making them upset
-DO NOT GET MAD BECAUSE THEY ARE CRYING. It doesn’t matter the subject, when someone is crying it’s for a reason. DO NOT TELL THEM THEY ARE TOO SENSITIVE. DO NOT YELL AT THEM BECAUSE YOU THINK THAT ITS NOT A GOOD REASON TO CRY.
-if they run away to cry do NOT yell at them to get back there or bang on their door (unless you think that they may be putting themselves in danger)
Honestly I’m quite sensitive to certain subjects. I get mad easily to mask that really I’m upset, but in some situations, there’s nothing to be mad about. I don’t cry often, but it’s always because I have a reason. I don’t like breaking down in front of people, but sometimes it happens.
One of my friends says that they don’t know what to do when someone is having an emotional breakdown, but honestly they are one of the best people to comfort me when I’m not feeling great.
What do they do?
-let me cry it out on their shoulder (no matter how wet or snotty I get it)
-ask me if I’m okay
-see if I need to see the student counselor or talk about it
-ask where I’m going to be (in the bathroom, etc.) in case they need to check up on me
-IN CASE ANYONE SEES, THEY DONT REVEAL ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION TO ANYONE
-ask if I need anything (tissues, a hug, etc.)
EVERYONE DESERVES EMOTIONAL COMFORT WHEN THEYRE CRYING. DO NOT YELL AT THEM OR MAKE THEM FEEL WORSE. GIVE THEM SPACE, BUT MAKE SURE THEYRE ALRIGHT.