What do you do when your friend has a mental breakdown?

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  1. Create a safe and calm environment. Make sure both physically and emotionally the individual is in a safe place.
  2. Listen without judgment.
  3. Encourage treatment.
  4. Help them make lifestyle changes.

What do you say to someone with mental health issues?

  • Offer to be available for support. Make sure that they know they are not alone.
  • Listen.
  • Ask what you can do to help.
  • Ask if they are getting the treatment that they want and need.
  • Reassure them that you care about them.

How do you comfort someone with mental illness?

Try to show patience and caring and try not to be judgmental of their thoughts and actions. Listen; don’t disregard or challenge the person’s feelings. Encourage them to talk with a mental health care provider or with their primary care provider if that would be more comfortable for them.

What to say to someone who is struggling emotionally?

  • 1) “I’m here for you.”
  • 2) “You are not alone.”
  • 3) “You are worthy and deserving.”
  • 4) “You don’t have to apologize.”
  • 5) “There is treatment available to you…”
  • 6) “Let me know what you need.”

What are positive mental health phrases?

  • Validate their emotions. Letting someone know that they are not alone and being open to what they want to share is an important step.
  • Just show up.
  • Be a good listener.
  • Keep things confidential.
  • Keep the door open.
  • Spend time with them.
  • Offer praise.
  • Offer practical help.

What to text someone who is struggling?

  • “Mental health… is not a destination, but a process.
  • “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” ― Henry David Thoreau.
  • “You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell.
  • “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” — Albus Dumbledore.

What to say to support a friend?

  • “I’m coming over and I have wine.”
  • “Thank you for all you do.”
  • “I know it’s gotta be hard to stay strong all the time, but I’m thinking of you and I’m here for you.”
  • “How are you?”
  • “Hey, was thinking about you today.

How can I help my mentally ill friend?

  1. DO Listen with an open mind.
  2. DON’T Make comments such as “You’re fine” or “Cheer up”
  3. DO Ask Questions.
  4. DON’T Say you know how they feel if you don’t.
  5. DO Encourage them to seek help.
  6. DON’T Question their medical decisions.
  7. DO Help out with daily tasks.

How do you help a friend emotionally?

  1. give the other their undivided attention.
  2. allow them to say what they feel without judgement.
  3. ask questions to clarify or better understand their experiences.
  4. verbally summarize or reflect on what they have said.

What do you say to be supportive?

  1. “You’re never far from my thoughts.”
  2. “Know how often I think of you?
  3. “You’re on my mind and in my heart.”
  4. “Keeping you close in my thoughts.”
  5. “Lifting you up in prayer and hoping you have a better day today.”
  6. “I can’t wait to catch up with you soon.”

What do you say to comfort someone?

So to start off comforting someone, simply describe what you’re seeing/sensing. Say something like, “I know you’re having such a hard time with this,” or “I’m sorry you’re hurting so much.” Also affirm that you hear what they’re saying by saying it back to them in your own words.

How can you be supportive of someone?

  1. Practice Active Listening.
  2. Be More Aware of Your Overreactions.
  3. Love Them For Who They Are.
  4. Work On Yourself.
  5. Be More Empathetic.
  6. Remember That You’re a Team.
  7. Give Your Partner Some Space.
  8. Apologize When You’re Wrong.

What are the best inspirational quotes?

  • ‘Hey, I’m here for you if you want to talk.
  • ‘You’re my mate, I’m here for you whenever.
  • ‘You’ve not seemed like yourself lately.

What’s a positive quote for today?

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.” “Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.”

How do you talk to someone in a crisis?

  1. Keep your voice calm and talk slowly.
  2. Listen to the person.
  3. Express support and concern.
  4. Ask how you can help.
  5. Ask if they are thinking about suicide.

How do you cheer up a sad person over text?

  1. You have always supported me through difficult times.
  2. I can understand the feeling of hardship taking over you during this time.
  3. I am so sorry for your situation.
  4. Work got to me, and I felt low last week.
  5. I know that you have a lot going through your mind right now.

How do you comfort a sad person over text?

  1. I’m so sorry that everything sucks so much right now.
  2. Is there anything I can do?
  3. I’m in meetings all day, but let’s talk on the phone tonight!
  4. Did you drink water and eat today?
  5. Sending a video of teacup pigs and a virtual hug.

How do you comfort someone with anxiety over text?

  1. “How can I help?”
  2. “Just wanted to let you know you’re not alone in this.”
  3. “Thinking of you.”
  4. “I believe in you. You can and will get through this.”
  5. “I love you…
  6. “Want me to come over and hang out?”
  7. “It’s not your fault.”
  8. “You are and will always be enough.”

How do you comfort a friend going through a hard time?

ask questions about their experience. respond to their situation with compassion, (try to keep a friendly, neutral expression – pulling very “sympathetic” faces can actually make it harder for some people to talk about how they’re feeling) repeat back what you hear to show you’ve understood. avoid expressing judgment.

What to say to someone who is going through a hard time?

  • “Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.” —
  • “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” —
  • “Love your family, work super hard, live your passion.” —
  • “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —

How do you console someone using words?

  1. 1 Acknowledge the person’s pain.
  2. 2 Tell them you’re sorry.
  3. 3 Try to distract the person if they don’t want to talk.
  4. 4 Ask them how they’re feeling.
  5. 5 Discuss the person’s emotions.
  6. 6 Reassure them that it’s okay to cry.

What do you say when someone is having a breakdown?

  1. “Do you want to talk about it?
  2. “What can I do to help?”
  3. “That sounds really difficult.
  4. 4. ”
  5. “I’m really sorry you’re going through this.
  6. “Are you looking for my perspective or would you rather I listen?”
  7. “I know what you mean.
  8. “Have you tried yoga or meditation?”

What do you do if someone has a mental crisis?

  1. Call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org to reach a 24-hour crisis center, text MHA to 741741, call 911, or go to the nearest emergency room.
  2. Find a local MHA affiliate who can provide services.
  3. Find a therapist.
  4. Find support groups.
  5. Find a hospital.

How do you send support via text?

  1. “You must be feeling (fill in the blank).”
  2. “Want to talk more about this on the phone?”
  3. “Here’s something to make you smile.”
  4. “How can I best support you?”
  5. “You can share as much or as little as you want.”
  6. “Just checking in :)”
  7. “I know today was tough.

What are 3 positive quotes?

  • “Thank you for all you do for us, but now is a time to take care of yourself as well.”
  • “I’m proud of you.”
  • “I hate that you’re going through this, but I know that you’ve got this.”
  • “Remember when you were there for me?
  • “Here’s how we’re going to take care of your work while you’re away.”
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