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How best to support someone who is really suffering from MH issues?

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Thinkingabouthowlifechanges Mon 19-Jun-17 14:04:03

We're not especially close but I don't think they have many other people around them. sad I want to help.

They are currently suffering from severe depression and I suspect other MH issues like OCD.

They're saying they no longer see the point in life / every day is miserable.

How can I help?

Unfortunately I live several hours' away and work long hours so it's very limited how much I can physically be there for them.

But if there's anything I can do, I'd like to try and help

NolongerAnxiousCarer Mon 19-Jun-17 22:17:33

The best thing you can do is to encorage them to seek help from professionals such as their GP or if it is more ungent encouage them to go to A&E.

Other than that, being available for a chat, sending the odd text message or card letting them know you care. Little things like that can make a big difference when you are feeling so low.

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