Do you feel misunderstood when you tell someone about your mental illness?
✨ It is so important to know how to speak to someone who is struggling with a mental health condition.
✨ Everything should always be said with compassion and understanding of the person.
✨ We must keep in mind that many times our emotions, thoughts, self-image, life perspective, level of confidence, self-efficacy, and moods depend on how others perceive us...especially our loved ones and close friends.
✨ And a solid support network can play an important role in the mental health recovery process!
✨ If you are unsure how to react when someone tells you that they are struggling with mental health issues, it can be helpful to think about how you would react if that same friend told you that they had been diagnosed with a physical illness...like cancer.
✨ For example, you wouldn’t tell them it’s their fault for getting cancer, right?
✨ What are some things people say to you about your mental illness?
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