I’ve joked to my family a couple of times that the training is, in part, training in leveling up as a human. I don’t always live up to that training, but being a volunteer has taught me a lot about how any of us could face a crisis, and that it’s okay—and sometimes essential—to reach out when times are hard. It’s taught me that there’s a lot more bravery and strength in our community than I ever knew.
Imagine knowing that there’s a place you can go no matter what’s going on, a voice you can reach who won’t judge, won’t discredit, won’t skip past your pain to tell you what to do. Would you—will you—consider being a part of something like that?