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10 tips for supporting someone who is mentally unwell: #10

3 June 2015 1 minute read

You might be reading these tips because the person who needs the support is actually you. None of us are so robust that we will never suffer with mental health problems in one form or another. This may be for a short period, or for a longer time, but it is important to seek help if we feel that we are struggling to cope. If we are willing to support others, then the chances are that others will do the same for us, so it is well worth taking a chance and sharing what is going on with someone else.

Remember that being a Christian does not make us immune from mental health problems, and that having mental health problems does not mean we are a bad or faithless person.

Jesus said he came that we may have life in all its fullness, and that we are to love each other. That means letting people love us when times are hard.

If you are part of a church, perhaps you could ask if someone could run The LIFE Course for you, and others, to explore ways of enhancing your coping skills, or look here for other courses.

If you need a listening ear there is a National Christian Helpline 0300 11 0101