As a family member, significant other, or friend helping a loved one with mental illness is difficult, because you don’t know how to help them. You can’t see their emotional “wound” the way you can see a physical wound which makes it even more difficult. Some physical pains are already hard to understand, but mental illness….jeez, that’s like whole other level of understanding.
The article, “Supporting Recovery” on the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website provides information on how to approach loved ones living with mental illness. Although the message caters to families, friends, significant others, and even co-workers can use this as a guide to know how to relate with them.
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