7 ways to support a sick friend

Supporting someone’s health needs can build a deep and lasting bond. How we support each other through an illness can depend on many things. Distance, resources, and degree of closeness all are factors. When the desire to help is there, but you could use a little guidance and inspiration, here are some suggestions for where to start.

  1. Ask your friend what he or she needs from you. A shoulder to cry on, a household problem solver, or healthcare advocate are very di