Empathy Matters


In the six and final part of the AHS series on Mental Health, Alberta Health Services looks at how Empathy Matters.

Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Mental health problems can cause a big change in the way a person thinks, their emotions, the way they act, and their ability to work and carry on with their usual relationships.

  • See the person, not the condition
  • Understanding that mental illness can happen to anyone
  • View mental illness and physical illness in the same way
  • Listen, without judging or blaming
  • Learn about resources and supports available and help them get “connected”


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