“In self-help, you get help, you give help, and you help yourself.”
There is a natural tendency for people to seek acceptance, comfort and understanding, and to come together to openly share experiences and offer mutual support, without judgment or ridicule, in challenging times. Self-help is a process of sharing a common experience, challenge or concern. It is participatory in nature, and involves getting help, giving help, and learning to help yourself, as well as sharing knowledge and experience.
(I.AM.Me. Self-Help Facilitator Training Manual 2008)
“Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another,
‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one!”