Can We Help Them?

CLEO (Malaysia) - - COVER STORY -

“You can’t coun­sel your own friend or fam­ily be­cause you get emo­tion­ally in­volved. It takes a lot of time and un­der­stand­ing but it all boils down to whether they are coura­geous enough to ad­mit it. If some­body is not ad­mit­ting that they’re ly­ing that just means they’re ly­ing to them­selves,” Dr Je­gath­e­san clar­i­fied. “If ap­proached, they will pro­vide many ex­cuses to not ad­mit. It takes time for them to be ready but when they are, re­fer them to pro­fes­sional coun­sel­lors. The trick though is get­ting them to be ready is some­thing you can’t force upon them. You’re help­ing some­one who isn’t aware that they’ve got a prob­lem. Pa­tience is the only form of help

you can give them for the time be­ing.”

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