How To Help People In Your Life With Mental Health Problems

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Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month I thought I would spend this week sharing different types of posts that are about mental health awareness. For more posts on mental health click here.

Just be there- Sometimes you just need someone to be there for you. Even though you may not understand what they are going through and even though you may not be able to do much to do to help it makes a huge difference just to be there for the person. Try to check up on them once in a while, invite them to things even if they decline and help them feel like they are a part of something.

Don’t try to solve their problems- Even though you are concerned about the person don’t try to tell them what to do, that their problems aren’t real or how to solve their problems. You are not in…

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21 thoughts on “How To Help People In Your Life With Mental Health Problems

  1. That’s true. Often people only need some sympathetic hearing. They don’t need your “expert” opinion on psychology. However I am really the kind who wants to express an opinion on all things, often on subjects I know little about. I do need to shut up and listen more.

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    1. Yeah exactly. A lot of the time people just want someone to talk to and kind of get their thoughts out there. They don’t always need a solution. Lol I can be like that too and give too many opinions but I’m learning to shut up more these days.

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  2. That’s true! I can think of so many times people have tried to ‘help’, but all they have said is “you should see a councillor”. Like a matter of fact opinion rather than a suggestion. It’s not constructive and can be quite destructive at times.

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  3. Those were some really important tips! Appreciate the insight and wisdom in all of them, especially the part about pressurising them to get help. Wish more people read this and learn to empathise! 🙂

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