The Power of Empathy- Part One

The Bridge:

A powerful story of a man who had given up hope,

and a stranger who took the time to give him some.


At Giving Voice to Depression, we often say it’s our human responsibility to be there for one another. We have done two episodes (Suicide Prevention 1 and 2) with guidance on how to have those difficult conversations with someone who might be suicidal. In this episode you have the rare opportunity to hear both sides of how patience, and empathy and non-judgement can save a life. We save (or take) our own lives. But we can offer someone the hope to choose to figuratively or literally come over the rail.