How to Help Offer Support to a Loved One Living with a Mental Health Condition

When someone you love may be struggling with their mental health, you hope to be there for them, but it may be difficult to know the right way to do that. Julie Hardle shares her experience as she continues her recovery from serious mental illness and substance abuse disorder. She offers advice from her own journey of overcoming the stigma of bipolar disorder, including ways to support someone you care about through their mental health condition. Julie’s perspective on trauma, shame and grief associated with her diagnosis may help you learn tips to compassionately approach a conversation with a loved one who is struggling.