By Stanley Popovich
Do you know a friend or loved one who suffers from anxiety, anxiety, and depression and doesn’t know what to do?
It can be frustrating to see someone you know suffer and not be able to help them.
Here are 6 ways you can help the person deal with such situations and the best ways to deal with fear.
1. Learn as much as you can about dealing with anxiety and depression:
There are plenty of books and information out there to show you how to deal with fear and fear. Share this information with the person struggling with their mental health problems.
2. Be understanding and patient with the person struggling with their fears:
Dealing with depression and anxiety can be difficult for the person. So don’t add more problems than you already have. Don’t argue with the person who is struggling with their fears.
3. Talk to the person instead of speaking to them:
It’s important not to lecture the person who is struggling with anxiety and depression. Talk to the person about their problems without being rude. Most people will listen if you approach them appropriately.
4. Get help:
Seek help from a professional who can help your friend or relative with their mental health problems. A counselor can provide advice and ideas on how to overcome anxiety, fear, and depression. Getting help from a professional is the number one priority when it comes to helping your loved ones deal with anxiety and fear. Joining a local mental health support group can also help. Talk to your doctor for more information on potential groups in your area.
5. Talk to the person about what will happen if they don’t get help:
Another way to convince the person struggling with anxiety and depression is to tell them what can happen if they don’t get support. Anxiety and depression can make the situation worse and usually won’t go away on their own without some treatment.
6. Find out why the person is not getting help:
Fix the problems why the person is not getting the help they need. Many people who have problems feel anxious and frustrated. Try to find out why he or she is not getting the help they need, and then try to find ways that will overcome their resistance to seeking help.
Stan Popovich is the author of the popular book “Dealing with Anxiety”, “A Layperson’s Guide to Dealing with Anxiety”. For more information on Stan’s book and free mental health advice, visit Stan’s website at http://www.managingfear.com