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January 5, 2022

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How to Support a Loved One Struggling with Mental Health

No one reaches out to you for compassion or empathy so you can teach them how to behave better. They reach out to us because they believe in our capacity to know our darkness well enough to sit in the dark with them.

– Brene Brown –

How to Support a Loved One Struggling with Mental Health

“Every one of us has mental health in the same way that every one of us has physical health. Yet despite the prevalence of mental health struggles, there is still so much stigma around them. Worldwide the leading cause of disability is depression, according to the World Health Organization, and in the US alone, nearly 1 in 5 of adults lives with a mental illness. As a mental health therapist-in-training and the founder of Brown Girl Therapy, the largest mental health community for children of immigrants living in the West, I regularly get asked this question: ‘How can I support a loved one who is struggling with their mental health?'” Sahaj Kaur Kohli shares her perspectives on the do’s and don’ts of being there for those we care about. { read more }

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