If you feel that your mental health, or that of someone you care about is in poor shape, you can do something about it. Talking about issues that are affecting your mental health can really make a difference and make you feel better.
However, there are times when professional help is required. Suggest that the person makes an appointment to see their GP. It may help to get the number for them or suggest you will accompany them to their appointment. If someone is in distress you can call Lifeline on 0808 808 8000. Is someone is in crisis, dial 999.
Look after yourself
Witnessing someone you care about in a distressed state and/or providing support can also take its toll on you. It is important that you also look after your mental health and do not take on more than you are comfortable with. Make sure you put support measures in place for yourself and also seek support if necessary.
If you feel that your mental health, or that of someone you care about is in poor shape, you can do something about it. There are lots of tips on the niamhwellbeing.org website or you can call for immediate and specialist help:
For more information about mental health, please visit www.mindingyourhead.info
Lifeline – 0808 808 8000
Samaritans – 08457 909090
Helplines Network NI is an easy-to-use site that provides helpline numbers for a range of issues http://www.helplinesnetworkni.com/
Citizens Advice Bureau https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/nireland/
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