The support of friends and family is very important for someone living with a mental health problem. It can be difficult to know where to start when you’re worried about a friend, but there are steps you can take to show you care.
When you’re worried about a friend, being there and listening to what they have to say, without judgement, is one of the best things you can do.
Some people can feel ashamed and embarrassed about what they’re going through, so not everyone will openly ask for help. Sometimes, simply letting your friend know you’re there to listen, is what they need to take the first steps in seeking support.
There are many reasons why a person doesn’t want to talk to their loved ones about how they’re feeling, and sometimes the easier option is to dismiss the feelings and keep quiet. But the thing is, talking about your feelings is so important.