How can I support my friend who is struggling with mental health?
Hi, My friend is 22 years old and struggling with mental illness how do I support her?
@leena Hi First, know that you’re a good friend, because they are comfortable telling you about their mental health and being themselves in front of you.
Second, be present. Let them know that you are totally there to listen and help in whatever way you can. Don’t change the subject if they start talking about their mental health or illness. Sometimes when somebody is struggling, they push the world away a bit. Maybe every time you text your friend to hang out, they say no. Be patient. Keep inviting them. Let them know you love them unconditionally. Keep being their friend, even when it’s hard.