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Watching a family member or friend struggle with mental health problems can be heartbreaking and sometimes exhausting. You want to help, but you don’t want them to resent you. You want to be there for them, but you don’t want to be so involved that you burn out. Here is some information to help you find your way.

Help for Family and Friends

How to Help Someone Dealing with Mental Health Issues
If you are helping someone with anxiety, depression, addiction or PTSD, learn the things you can do, what not to do, and things you should do for yourself. Learn the 3 C’s of helping someone with a mental health problem.

Tests and Tools

To help you decide if there is a problem.



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a step-by-step method for identifying your negative thinking and replacing it with healthier thinking. It changes your inner dialogue and helps you overcome challenges.

Stress Management and Meditation
Stress management and meditation are being used by medicine to treat anxiety, depression, addiction, and PTSD. Learn how to meditate and how meditation works.

Antidepressant Medications
The most effective treatment of depression is a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressants. Learn about the choices, benefits, side effects and guidelines for antidepressants.

Last Modified: August 6, 2018