You can make all the difference by simply reaching out, speaking up and starting a conversation. You can lead a loved one to recovery, and perhaps even save a life!
Be sure to listen. Facing mental health challenges can be a very lonely and isolating experience. Now is the time to offer your support. Family and friends are often unsure of what they can do to help, and may feel like they’re intruding or being disrespectful. Ignoring the situation or pretending it does not exist is not the answer and can lead to tragic consequences. Why wait? Your support, understanding, and respect are vital. Read up and learn more about how open conversations about mental health issues and encouragement to seek professional help can lead your loved one to the road of recovery. You can also help by seeking opportunities to raise awareness for other related causes.