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Treat the person with respect and dignity. Listen non-judgmentally, and respect the person’s privacy and confidentiality.
Offer consistent emotional support and understanding. In difficult times, we all need additional love and understanding. Remember to be empathetic, compassionate and patient.
Have realistic expectations. Accept the person as they are. Tough times can make it harder than usual to do everyday activities like cleaning the house, paying bills or feeding the dog.
Give the person hope. Remind your loved one that with time and treatment, they will feel better and there is hope for a more positive future.
Provide practical help. Offer help with overwhelming tasks, but be careful not to take over or encourage dependency. For example, offer to bring groceries over.
Offer information. Provide information and resources for additional support, including self-help strategies and professional help. For example:
Article source: MHFA