Recently, I applied and complete training to be a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line. I have officially been a crisis counselor for the third week now. It is exhausting and exhilarating and beyond rewarding to see the happiness when you help someone. I've always wanted to use my issues for good.
There are plenty of other soft skills that this has taught me as well. I've learned to be more empathetic and to be a more active listener by learning the process that Crisis Counselors must use. I hope to keep doing it for a long time to come and I hope my readers can sign up and join the team as well.
Of course, if you are in crisis yourself, please text START to 741741 or use Facebook Messenger to contact Crisis Text Line.