It is so important that we meditate on loving kindness because through doing so, when people speak to us they will know by looking in our eyes that we are speaking from a loving point of view. This is truly what people who are suffering from mental afflictions need. They do not need money; they need to be seen with eyes of loving kindness, and to hear words imbued with loving kindness. This will give them great benefit and perhaps prevent them from taking extreme measures in their own lives.
Depicted from "Buddhism in the 21st Century - Part 79" June, Sydney, Australia