Supporting someone with a mental illness can be extremely difficult at times and it’s important that we remember to look after ourselves.
When you care about someone with a mental illness it can be difficult and that’s okay! You’re allowed to struggle. I know that it’s incredibly easy to ignore our hurt and instead just concentrate only on the hurt of our friends but we can’t help them if we don’t help ourselves.
So, if you’re supporting someone with a mental illness, please know that you can reach out and ask for support. Talk to someone. Take time to look after you. You’re important too and I promise, your friend will understand if they care about you the way that you care about them.
- Sophie x