Kids-Young Adults


Please Read!
Talking With Children
Families & Coping With HD
What Young People Think~HD
HD & Me: A Guide For Young People
Do You Have A Sibling With HD?
SECTION 2 - Knowledge!
What Is Abuse?
What Are Signs of Abuse?
What Is Attention Deficit? (AD-HD)
Emotional~Helping Your Child
Alcoholic Parent? What You Should Know
How Do I Handle Anger?
What Is Anxiety?
How Do I Handle Bad Moods?
What Is A Bipolar Disorder?
How Does My Brain Work?
What Are My Brain Parts?
Brain Foods & Actions
What Is A Chronic Illness?
Handout: 25 Tips To Help Someone
What Is Depression?
Are You Depressed?
What Happens On A Physical Exam?
What Will Happen At A Hospital?
What Is A Drug/Drinking Problem?
How Can Drugs Harm Me?
What Are Epilepsy~Seizures?
Do My Feelings Matter?
All About Genes
Explain Hyperactivity To Me
What's It Like Living With JHD?
~JHD HDSA Project
What Is A Learning Disability?
How DO Medicines Work?
How Does Our Memory Work?
What Is Obsessive Compulsive?
What Is An Occupational Therapist?
What Senses Pain?
What Is Physical Therapy?
What Is Speech Therapy?
What Is A Psychologist? Psychiatrist?
Thinking About Running Away?
Why Do I Feel Sad?
Why Is Sleep Important?
Special Needs Kids-What's It Like?
Feeling Stressed Out?
Suicide~Helping A Friend
Does Talking To Parents Help?
What About Teens & Suicide?
What Is Seeing A Therapist Like?
Tell Me About Wheelchair Use
Tell Me About Dying
~ Grief
SECTION 3 - Links
HD Support Groups
HD Information
Medical Stuff
Good Stuff!
Fun Learning!
Got Talent?
Fun Stuff
Live Chat Room
Message Forum
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Kelly E. Miller
Fun Quotes
Handout: 25 Tips To Help Someone


You may have well meaning friends or relatives who are always saying
"I wish there were something I could do".  Well, for starters, you
can print out the below "tips" and check off those you feel would be of
help to your family and give it to them!  People really do want to help,
some just don't know how or are afraid to ask.
                                          Gee I know just who I can give this too!

When someone we know faces a serious illness, most of us find it hard
to know what to do.  Feeling helpless and uncertain, we say, "If you
need anything just call," but we know that's not really enough. Here is a
collection of truly useful ideas you can use to show your concern and
support for people who are close to you.
  1. Don't avoid me.  Be the friend, the loved one you've always been.
  2. Touch me.  A simple squeeze of the hand tells me you still care.
  3. Call and tell me you're bringing over my favorite dish.  Bring food
    in disposable containers so I won't worry about returning them.
  4. Watch my children while I take a little time to be alone with my
    loved one. My children may also need a vacation from my illness.
  5. Cry with me when I cry and laugh with me when I laugh.  Don't
    be afraid to share these emotions with me.  Pain isolates.  Help
    me reconnect with others.
  6. Take me out for a pleasure trip, but I know my limitations.
  7. Call for my shopping list, and make a special delivery to my home.
  8. Before you visit, call to let me know, but don't be afraid to visit. 
    I told you I can get lonely.
  9. Help me celebrate holidays (and life) by decorating my hospital
    room or home, or by bringing me flowers or other natural treasures.
  10. Help my family.  Invite them out.  Take them places.  I am sick,
    but they may be suffering also.  Offer to come and stay with me
    to give my loved ones a break.
  11. Be creative.  Bring me a book of thoughts, taped music, a poster
    for my wall, cookies to share with my family and friends.
  12. Let's talk about it.  Maybe I need to talk about my illness.  Find
    out by asking, "Do you feel like talking about it?"
  13. Don't always feel we have to talk.  Sitting quietly together is fine. 
    Your presence confirms that I'm still important and alive.
  14. Can you take me and/or my children somewhere?  I may need
    transportation to a treatment, to the store, or to my physician.
  15. Help me feel good about myself by looking past my appearance.
  16. Please include me in decision making.  I've been robbed of so may
    things. Don't deny me a chance to make decisions in my family
    and in my life.
  17. Talk to me about the future.  Tomorrow, next week, next year. 
    Hope is so important to me.
  18. Bring a positive attitude.  It's catching.  Help me respect reality.
  19. What's in the news?  Magazines, photos, newspapers, and verbal
    reports keep me from feeling the world is passing me by.
  20. Could you help me with some cleaning?  During my illness my family
    and I still face dirty clothes, dirty dishes, and a dirty house.
  21. Water my flowers.
  22. Just send a card to let me know you care.
  23. Pray for me and share your faith with me.
  24. Tell me how you'd like to help me, and when I agree, please do so.
  25. Tell me about support groups so I can share with others.
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