“LifeLines is a monthly column dedicated to addressing issues of mental, behavioural, and social health. The column appears on the 1st weekend of the month, and is written by professionals in the field of social work, mental health, and community medicine”.
By Ian Jacobs, M.D
Why is communication so important? When we are close to people, at home, at work or socially, we often think we know them and what they are thinking from their actions, faces, and words, and that they likewise know what we think. But actions, faces and even words can often be lies if communication is not open and honest. Communication is a two-way street and our own upbringing, perceptions and other baggage will also influence how we hear what is actually being said. Continue reading