By reaching out, speaking up and starting a conversation, you may make all the difference in leading a loved one to recovery and perhaps even save a life!
Be sure to listen, because facing mental health challenges can be a very lonely and isolating experience. Now is the time to offer your support. Often friends and family members are unsure of how to help, and may feel like they are intruding or being disrespectful. Ignoring the situation, or pretending everything is alright is not the answer and can lead to tragic consequences. Why wait? Your support, understanding, and respect is vital! Read up and learn more about how you can talk openly about mental health issues, encourage others to find professional help and walk with your friend or loved one on the road to recovery. You can also seek opportunities to raise awareness for other related causes.