V-A-R: Active Minds’ everyday guide for everyday challenges

Learn about showing up for your friends, love ones, co-workers and/or students in their everyday struggles. The letters V-A-R correspond to three steps: Validate-Appreciate-Refer. The steps are easy-to-understand, easy-to-do, and easy-to-remember. They provide a guide for active listening and responding in a helpful way. A conversation can be life changing. For many people, feeling supported is just what they need.