It can be hard for people with mental health issues to get through life, NOT IMPOSSIBLE, but it is hard. Mental health issues make those who have it be affected in the ways that they feel, think and behave.
But, and I will repeat that… THAT… (Bad joke I know) But people who have mental health issues need to bear in mind having a mental health issue is NOT a sign of weakness (remember, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger)!
I’m here to let you know that whilst we may know that one thing that can really help is having people around them, what’s even better than that is having people around them who understand their mental health issues.
Here are a few things you can do to brush up on your knowledge of the mental health issues of people who are near and dear to you:
- Look up the conditions on health websites (brushing up on your knowledge of mental health issues will help you in the long run, trust me).
- Show your support (if your loved one with a mental health issues is having problems because of their condition, don’t be afraid to ask how they’re doing. Even if they don’t talk about it, they will feel reassured to know there is someone in their lives who cares enough to listen to them if they do ever want to talk).
- Show respect (if your loved one with a mental issue is going through something, be respectful about it. Having that respect will build up trust, and a have a positive impact on that person you care about).
- Always be there (if your loved one with a mental health issue struggles in any way, shape, or form, stick by them, and always let them know that they are never alone, and that they are courageous with dealing with what they have going on).
That’s just a few suggestions. Make of it what you will, and stand by your loved ones with mental health issues.
I have people to talk about when I tell them about back stories, you’re probably asking how this all started? Well you see – ARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!