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.
SUGGEST APPROPRIATE CARE
CONTINUE YOUR SUPPORT