“If you don’t know what it’s like to have a mental illness, but have a loved one who does, sometimes it can be hard to know what to say. Even with the best intentions, you might find yourself avoiding the subject all together or giving unsolicited advice that doesn’t end up being that helpful.
Knowing what to ask in these moments — moments you want to show a loved one you care but don’t know how — can be key.
So, we asked our Mighty readers who live with mental illnesses what questions they wished others would ask them.
Here’s what they had to say. Hopefully some of these can help you start an important conversation with someone with a mental illness:”
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