I've Been Worried About You:

How to Support a Mentally Unstable Family Member

Identifying mental health issues in a family member or friend can be challenging. Many people experience feelings of sadness, anxiety, worry, irritability, or sleep disturbances at some point. But when these emotions become overwhelming and persistent, disrupting daily life and relationships, it could indicate a mental health concern.

Similar to seeking medical treatment for physical ailments, individuals with mental health issues may require medication and therapy to improve their well-being. It is best to demonstrate empathy and encouragement, while also highlighting the availability of assistance and the treatability of mental health issues.

If you or someone you know needs help, share the contact information on this website. 

Help Is Available

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Suicide & Crisis Hotline:


Call or Text
Available 24 hours
Languages: English, Spanish

If you feel more comfortable texting, but don't know how to start, you can copy a pre-written message from the link below.

For informational purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.