Supporting Each Other
Most of us want to be supportive when others are dealing with a difficult situation. If we think that situation could be related to a mental illness, sometimes we are reluctant to do or say anything, not because we don’t care, but because we’re not sure how to express that we care, or we are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing.
Often, it’s the simplest things that can make a big difference. In this activity, you’ll hear a few ideas from people who appreciate simple acts of kindness and support.
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- Working on degree in therapy
- Enjoys writing
- Tutors college students
- Living with bipolar disorder, PTSD, and social anxiety
- U.S. Army veteran
- Healthcare technology executive
- Living with PTSD
- Master’s degree in hydrogeology
- Living with bipolar II disorder and ADHD
- Works full time
- Volunteers every week
- Green Bay Packer fan
- Living with a mental illness since age 5
- Director at the University of Minnesota
- Sings and plays piano
- Lives with anxiety, depression, and PTSD