The second way we can help the invisibly wounded is by loving them. We need people, people who care, people who listen, people who make us feel important. We need to establish meaningful and fulfilling relationships with others. "People who need people are the happiest people in the world" said the words of a popular song. For us Christians there is no greater commandment than love. An anti-suicide league in London has as its primary purpose the systematic befriending of ordinary people by ordinary people. The finest and best psychiatrist is a friend who truly cares.
A person who was intent on committing suicide said once, "If I meet just one person between here and the river who gives me a smile, or a word of hope, or a look of cheer, I'll be back. Life will seem worth living." I cannot help but think: what if that person had passed me that day? Well, he is passing me every day. The two most important things I can give him are hope and love.
Coniaris, Anthony M. 1978, Christ’s Comfort: for those who sorrow, Light and Life Publishing Company, USA, pp. 18.