April 21st - A friend in need

'A friend in need, is a friend indeed' is one of those statements that is easy to abuse - ie 'a friend in need is a pain in the *ss'.

Someone rang the local help line (which comes through to my house) on Sunday morning and left a message that they were very depressed. By the time I got back to the person they had cheered up because they had managed to chat to his sister. We had a little chat about our common need - being isolated, being sufferers of depression and by the end of of the chat it felt like we were friends of a sort. Need can be the bringer together of people. Here's to the new friends you may be making!

Des