How to Help a Friend

By Ashli Haggard | Nov. 23, 2015

Have you known someone going through a tough time and wanted to help but didn’t know how? It’s important to learn the warning signs of mental health conditions and how to start a conversation about them. While the first conversation is important, the road doesn’t end there.

These conversations aren’t easy, but they’re critical to have. You can make a positive difference for someone you care about. No one should face a mental health challenge alone. Thanks to you, your loved ones won’t have to.

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Tane Jones
Awesome page...awesome article...have dealt with depression...and as a nurse cared for many patients with depression.
7/29/2016 12:03:03 PM

Dee
my best friend is bi popar. e gives me great advice when I need it.
12/12/2015 9:38:19 PM

Kristie
What amazing things to say!. Looking back, i dont remember any of my family EVER saying any of those supportive things to me. Ive suffered from depression and chronic pain for over 20 years! Wish there was a casual way to post this on fb so that maybe they could take a read.

Ty.
11/25/2015 6:53:04 AM

Eva O'Malley
There should be language to assist young adults when the relationship is become burdensome for the one who isn't affected. In other words when and how to save yourself safely when the relationship is too much for the person to continue to be involved.
11/24/2015 2:00:11 PM

Jennifer Thompson
I have been trying to find ways to become involved with NAMI. I have mental illness; bipolar disorder, old, borderline personality disorder, anxiety and depression. I have children who also have Mental illness. I have mania that pretty much controls me if I'm not on meds and controlling it as much as is possible. Just want to be involved and reach out both to get help and offer it if I'm able. Thank you
11/24/2015 2:45:42 AM