There are many reasons why someone might start to experience reduced mental wellbeing, and this might show in all sorts of ways – perhaps the person is not behaving as usual, or has become withdrawn. Your friend or relative might describe how they are feeling with words like: struggling, lonely, not coping, isolated, mad, sad, weepy, weary, want to hide, crying, losing it, down, end of my tether, blue. What’s important is that you’ve noticed and you’re taking steps that show you care, even if you don’t understand.
Please also be aware that FDAMH offers a Family Support service for people caring for someone with a mental health problem.
Take a look at the boxed links for a number of useful resources.