Question: What should you not say to someone with mental health issues?

What to tell someone who is mentally struggling?

5 Helpful Things to Say to Friends with a Mental Illness1) “Im here for you.” Four simple words that go a long way. 2) “Youre not alone.” 3) “You are worthy and deserving.” 4) “You dont have to apologize.” 5) “There is treatment available to you…” Start a Relationship with An Exceptional Counselor.8 Nov 2017

What should you not do when talking about mental health?

Dont tell them they are being weird or crazy; its not helpful at all. Take them seriously. Try not to respond with statements that minimize how they are feeling or what they are going through, such as, “Youre just having a bad week,” or “Im sure its nothing.” Make yourself available to talk again if needed.

How can we help those with mental health problems?

There are some general strategies that you can use to help:Listen without making judgements and concentrate on their needs in that moment.Ask them what would help them.Reassure and signpost to practical information or resources.Avoid confrontation.Ask if there is someone they would like you to contact.More items

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