Whether it’s a friend you’re worried about or a family member you are looking after, supporting someone with a mental illness can be hard.
While it’s great to be there for other people, it is equally important to look after yourself. Arafmi is an organisation that gives support and advice to people caring for people with mental health problems. They can also point you in the right direction on where to get more help
Sometimes the best thing you can do for someone else is to encourage them to get professional help. This can be a difficult subject to discuss. For further tips on talking to someone with a mental illness, head here.