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How To Support Someone

How To Support Someone

  • Show that you care. Listen closely, ask open questions. Don’t give advice unless they ask for it. Help them by cooking a meal etc.
  • They usually have an idea of what they need, ask them how they would like to be supported.
  • Take care of yourself. Have a space where you can express your own thoughts and meet your needs. Set boundaries.
  • Create a crisis plan so that you and the person struggling know what to do in a specific situation.
  • If they have a diagnosis, learn more about it. There will be ups and downs in their healing journey. Seek professional help.


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