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Texts to send a loved one who is struggling with their mental health

Here are some ideas for texts to send to your friend who is in need of some support.

Sometimes it can be hard to know the 'right' thing to say and in all honesty, there is no exact 'right' thing but reaching out in any capacity is better than not reaching out at all.

Here are some ideas to consider but of course you would need to word them in the way that feels right and authentic to you. You also need to feel comfortable with what you're offering so make sure to alter each message to make it appropriate for you and your relationship.

Another tip would be to consider what you might appreciate if you were in that position - what would you want your friend to say or what kind of support would you like them to offer?

Don't be discouraged if they don't take you up on your offer. It's not always about that but rather about them knowing that you're there for them and that you care. Persevere and continue to remind them that you care by checking in and offering support when you have the capacity for it.

Lastly, don't forget to take care of yourself too. It can be so hard to see someone you love struggling and it's okay if that feels heavy for you. Acknowledge your own feelings and process what comes up for you when trying to support a friend who is struggling with their mental health.


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