Helping A Loved One Who Has A Mental Illness


I’m not new to reading stuff like this, but it really comforted me for some reason. It’s true – Pillars is struggling to help support me so much that he has no time for himself or to recouperate. We can’t continue like this, so we’re moving back “home” so we can have a larger support system from our family. Anyways, enjoy the post!

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

womencare-support-groups_istock_000010775681The other day, a friend of mine asked me how she could help a friend of hers that was mentally ill.

She explained to me that her friend had bipolar disorder, something she had been suffering from for years and had a long history of self-injury and suicide attempts.

According to my friend, this person was currently in a deep depression and posting dark posts on Facebook including some alarming ones such as wanting to give away her pets (giving away possessions is often associated with suicidal thoughts).

She wanted to know what should she do or say to her to make her “feel better” and I told her that there was no magic word or act she could to that would just bring her out of her current mental state. It’s like trying to help a friend who has a serious medical condition. You can help alleviate the pain…

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