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2016-01-24T15:13:01+05:30

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Are you worried about a friend?Here are some guidelines to approaching a friend who may be struggling with a mental health problem:Pick a settingTalking about your concerns can be uncomfortable for both people. Pick a place where you both feel safe, but emphasize your friend's comfort. It should be a place where they feel on equal footing with you. Privacy is essential. Pick a time with flexibility. The conversation may be short, but just in case, make sure neither of you have anywhere to be immediately. You don't want to have to stop the conversation.Avoid an ambushYou are several other people may be concerned about your friend, but approaching them one-on-one is the best practice. It prevents the friend from feeling overwhelmed and attacked. Don't be afraid to involve a friend's parent (if they're on good terms) or a professional. Your friend may be angry, but sometimes you need back-up.Be preparedWhether it's the first conversation or the fifth, be prepared to give your friend some resources to check out. Always carry the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Know how to contact and utilize the counseling center or local mental health services. Once you've had the conversation, your friend may want you to go with them when they call or go to their first appointment. Take careYour friends are lucky to have you looking out for them. But sometimes distress keeps them from appreciating you. Be prepared to be met with anger, denial and/or rejection. Know that you're doing the right thing, and their reaction isn't about you. Have your own support network. Helping a friend through a tough time can be hard on the helpers, too. Make sure you are looking after your own physical and mental health. There are many more detailed resources about how to help a friend. For more information, please see:
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2016-01-24T15:42:08+05:30

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We can our friend by giving her/him good advice and by loving her/him in the post of a brother/sister.
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