How to support someone with a mental health problem
There's no right or wrong way to talk about suicidal feelings — starting the conversation is what's important. Ask open-ended questions like: "How do you feel about?
Research actually suggests that people who ask more questions are better liked by their conversation partners than people who ask fewer ta,k. Who else you can talk to If you find it difficult to talk to someone you know, you could: call a GP — ask for an emergency appointment call out of hours — they will help you find the support and help you need contact your mental health crisis team — if you have one Important Is your life in danger?
Be curious Ask questions. If you're worried about someone, try to get them to talk to you.
If you need someone to talk to
Our fear assumptions fail to take into the social norms of politeness, Schroeder says. Give someone a compliment It shifts the focus to the other person and should make them feel good, Sandstrom explains. You get better at asking better questions, and answering with more interesting responses. They may be able to offer support and help keep you safe.
Just listening to what someone has to say and taking it ylu can be more helpful. Childline — for children and young people under 19 Call — the will not show up on your phone bill Talk to someone you trust Let family or friends know what's going on for you. Focusing the attention on the other person in those moments can help us get past those awkward spots, she says.
She researches how people navigate their social worldssomrone how language and mental capacity influences interactions. Research shows the opposite, however, that people nearly always are willing to engage in a conversation when prompted by someone else. Worried about someone else? A question can either kick off a conversation or keep it going, Sandstrom says.