- “Do you want to talk about it?
- “What can I do to help?”
- “That sounds really difficult.
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- “I’m really sorry you’re going through this.
- “Are you looking for my perspective or would you rather I listen?”
- “I know what you mean.
- “Have you tried yoga or meditation?”
How do you start a conversation with a friend with mental illness?
Start the conversation by telling them that you have noticed that they don’t seem their usual self and describe the changes you’ve noticed in their mood or behaviour. Tell them you are worried about them and ask about what is bothering them.
How do you comfort a mentally ill friend?
- DO Listen with an open mind.
- DON’T Make comments such as “You’re fine” or “Cheer up”
- DO Ask Questions.
- DON’T Say you know how they feel if you don’t.
- DO Encourage them to seek help.
- DON’T Question their medical decisions.
- DO Help out with daily tasks.
What to say to a friend who is struggling?
- Your feelings aren’t too big for me.
- You don’t have to show up any specific way for me.
- You’re not weak or crazy or not normal.
- I’m sorry you’re feeling this way. I’m here with you.
- This is really big.
What to say to support a friend?
- ‘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.
How do you help a friend emotionally?
- give the other their undivided attention.
- allow them to say what they feel without judgement.
- ask questions to clarify or better understand their experiences.
- verbally summarize or reflect on what they have said.
What to say to someone who is struggling emotionally?
- 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 are positive mental health phrases?
- “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.
How do you start a healthy conversation?
- make sure you are feeling calm and open to listening.
- be aware of your nonverbal communication like body language and tone of voice. These things can be just as important as what you say.
- think about where.
- take their feelings seriously.
- take a ‘you and me vs the problem’ approach.
What are the 5 signs of mental illness?
- Excessive paranoia, worry, or anxiety.
- Long-lasting sadness or irritability.
- Extreme changes in moods.
- Social withdrawal.
- Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping pattern.
How do you help a friend going through a difficult time?
Listen with compassion find a suitable time and place to talk to them. 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)
What do you say to someone who is not OK?
A simple, ‘I’m sorry to hear that’ is a good response. You might follow this up with, ‘Would you like to talk about it? ‘ to open up the conversation if the time and situation is appropriate. If not, agree on a more suitable time to talk, and reassure them that you’re there to listen.
What do you say to uplift a friend?
- “You’re never far from my thoughts.”
- “Know how often I think of you?
- “You’re on my mind and in my heart.”
- “Keeping you close in my thoughts.”
- “Lifting you up in prayer and hoping you have a better day today.”
- “I can’t wait to catch up with you soon.”
How can I help my stressed friend?
- Motivate them. Assume the role of their personal hype-woman.
- Make plans for a yoga or meditation class.
- Send a care package.
- Get them onto natural, homeopathic stress relievers.
- Make them laugh.
- Take them on a breakfast date.
- Go outside.
- Help out at their home.
How do you make someone feel better with words?
- “You must be feeling (fill in the blank).”
- “This must be particularly (difficult/sad) given X.”
- “Want to talk more about this on the phone?”
- “No pressure to respond, just want you to know I’m thinking about you.”
What do you say to a friend when she’s sad?
- Can I help by doing x y or z?
- This is a temporary-yet-painful situation.
- It IS hard to imagine a way out of this mess.
- I’m here to listen whenever you need me.
- I’m so glad we’re friends.
- I’m sorry you have to go through this.
What should you not say to someone who is struggling?
- Don’t Tell Them to Try Harder.
- Don’t Oversimplify.
- Don’t Express Disbelief.
- Don’t Be Dismissive.
- Avoid Blame.
- Don’t Be Apathetic.
- Don’t Shame.
- Don’t Ignore.
How do you offer emotional support over text?
- Call If You Can.
- Actually Send A Text Message.
- Be Honest.
- Make It About Them.
- Don’t Say….
- Show Them You Understand.
- Offer Your Condolences.
- Consider Their Humor.
How do you help someone with mental health problems?
- Listen without making judgements and concentrate on their needs at that moment.
- Ask them what would help them.
- Reassure and signpost to practical information or resources.
- Avoid confrontation.
- Ask if there is someone they would like you to contact.
What are the best inspirational quotes?
- “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.” —
What’s a positive quote for today?
“Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others.” “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.”
How do you start a meaningful conversation?
- Recognise small talk as a necessary first step. To improve your conversations, don’t dismiss small talk altogether.
- Ask better questions.
- Listen to the answers.
- Be willing to share something about yourself.
- Come ready to learn.
- Be prepared to give and take.
How do I start a conversation with depression?
- “How are you feeling? I’m here to listen to you and support you.”
- “I’m concerned about you. I think you may need to talk to someone about depression.
- “I’d really like to spend more time with you. Let’s take a walk, grab something to eat, or go to a movie.”
How do you keep a conversation going?
- Make sure you look interested.
- Don’t discount small talk.
- Listen actively.
- Ask open-ended questions.
- Stay calm, and practice.
What are the 7 main mental disorders?
- Anxiety Disorders.
- Mood Disorders.
- Psychotic Disorders.
- Eating Disorders.
- Personality Disorders.