Mental health struggles are something that many of us will face. They’re a reality we see often at Avalon Malibu. However, something that’s not often talked about is how to support other people when they’re dealing with struggles. Let’s go over some of the top ways that you can provide support and make sure that you’re reaching out. As always, it’s important to contact professionals if you believe that there’s a safety concern.
Providing Support for Those With Mental Health Struggles
If your loved one has been dealing with mental health struggles recently, you may be wondering what you can do to provide them with support. Below are some of our favorite ways at Avalon Malibu that you can show up for them and remind them you care.
Cook a Meal
For individuals who are struggling with their mental health, nutrition can sometimes slip through the cracks. Cooking your loved one a meal can be a great way to make sure that they have what they need when it’s time to eat. Plus, everyone loves a home-cooked meal!
Making sure that someone has their errands completed or their kitchen cupboards full can be extremely beneficial. Consider asking them if they’d like to go shopping with you and join you on an outing. Consider thinking about a way you can make this fun, such as getting a new beverage or trying out a new store.
Remaining consistent and continuing to show up for your loved one is one of the best ways you can remind them you care. Sending a quick text or giving them a call may seem like a small thing to do. However, it can make a big difference.
Dealing with mental health difficulties can feel very isolating. Because of this, it’s important to think about ways that you can show up for the people in your life. Remember, it’s never a bad idea to ask people how they’d like to be supported!
We understand that it can be complicated and challenging to provide support when someone is going through a mental health struggle. Sometimes reaching out to a professional can be the best way to provide support for your loved one and make sure that your needs are being met as well. If you’d like to speak with a member of our staff, you can call us at (844) 857-5992. We’d love to provide you with more information about how to support individuals in your life.