This is even more essential when you have a friend struggling with mental health disorders. Friendship is essential because it holds us up when we cannot stand on our own. There are many ways to care for a friend who is suffering; it doesn’t take much effort to step in and love them well. It can be as simple as checking in with a quick text and reminding them they are not alone.
It's no secret that since 2020, many people have developed hard bouts of depression and anxiety. Others, who struggled with these mental illnesses already are now dealing with more severe cases of their condition. While it might be uncomfortable to ask a friend how their mental health is, it's crucial. Just as clinical therapy sessions offer medicine and tools to work through a mental disorder, your words of encouragement can serve as a powerful tool of encouragement and hope. Don't count out the weight your words carry.
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