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Supporting friends who are dealing with mental health issues is vital topic. It's common to feel unsure about how to react when a friend shares their struggles with you, but it's crucial to keep in mind that just being there to listen and provide support can make a significant difference. It's also essential to prioritize our own mental health and seek help if needed.

How to respond when a friend opens up to you

If a friend has shared how they are feeling, it might be the first time they have spoken to someone about their mental health and they may struggle to put their thoughts into words. They might not go into lots of detail and say something like ‘I’m finding things hard right now’ or ‘actually, I’m not fine’. Or they might share things they are struggling with at home, school, university or work.

How to respond when a friend opens up to you

If a friend has shared how they are feeling, it might be the first time they have spoken to someone about their mental health and they may struggle to put their thoughts into words. They might not go into lots of detail and say something like ‘I’m finding things hard right now’ or ‘actually, I’m not fine’. Or they might share things they are struggling with at home, school, university or work.

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