HELPING OTHERS

Mental illness has the power to devastate lives, often without alerting those closest to us. In the South Asian community and in many others, mental illness is often characterized by stigma, leading to a feeling of isolation for those affected. For this reason, it is critical for family and friends to step in and offer support when someone is struggling or unable to ask for help themselves. 


The following content will walk you through several steps you may wish to take in order to support your loved one through their struggle with mental illness. These include educating yourself, starting a conversation, suggesting appropriate care, addressing concerns, and continuing your support. We hope that this can serve as your framework through this process and encourage you to do further research, beginning with the linked resources below. ​

Disclaimer: The information is based off of MannMukti’s research and is meant to serve as a starting point to help your loved ones. This content does not constitute medical or professional advice. For our full terms of use, see here. If you have any specific questions after reading this information, please get in touch with a clinician using our helpful Great Places to Start resources.

EDUCATE YOURSELF

START DIALOGUE

SUGGEST APPROPRIATE CARE

ADDRESS CONCERNS

CONTINUE YOUR SUPPORT

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MannMukti pledges to serve all South Asians, recognizing the power hierarchies in our communities, created and maintained by different identities of caste, language, geography, gender, sexuality, and religion that shape individuals' obstacles while seeking mental liberation.