In the past I have babysat for a girl with cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy. Caring for her involved carrying her, because she couldn't move much on her own, feeding her, and making sure she didn't hurt herself. My mother has worked as an aide to children in grades K-12 for several years now, and through her I've seen how valuable that kind of work is. Many people close to me have struggled with depression, anorexia, bulimia, panic disorders, and anxiety disorders. I do my best to help them in whatever way I can--whether that be validating their feelings, suggesting professional resources, monitoring their food intake (so they could avoid the desire to purge), or simply being a friend they can talk to about anything. As an Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Assault at my college, I have training in trauma informed care, and how to support someone over the phone who may be having suicidal ideats or is self-harming.