Trending

How do you encourage people to talk about mental health?

How do you encourage people to talk about mental health?

Eight tips for talking about mental health

  1. Set time aside with no distractions.
  2. Let them share as much or as little as they want to.
  3. Don’t try to diagnose or second guess their feelings.
  4. Keep questions open ended.
  5. Talk about wellbeing.
  6. Listen carefully to what they tell you.

How do you convince someone to see a mental health professional?

Approaching Your Loved One in the Early Stages

  1. Let your loved one know that you need to have an important conversation with them.
  2. Pick a good time and place.
  3. Approach them with empathy.
  4. Be prepared for the person to be upset – and try not to get defensive.
  5. Use “I” statements, such as “I’m concerned about you.”

What’s the best way to talk about mental health?

Talking to your doctor or mental healthcare professional, such as a psychiatrist, about your mental health issues or emotional difficulties is a positive step towards improving your mental health.

What to talk about during a mental health consultation?

During your mental health consultation be sure to talk about: recent stressors or losses, such as relationship breakup or loss of employment. Discussions about your mental health issue are a very personal thing and you have the right to be concerned about your privacy.

Who are the professionals in the mental health field?

There are a range of professionals who can help with mental health issues. It can sometimes be confusing to work out who does what. This is a guide to the different mental health workers you might come across. Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are experts in mental health.

What should I talk to my doctor about?

Talk to your doctor about any cultural or religious beliefs that may affect your treatment. Talking to your doctor or mental healthcare professional, such as a psychiatrist, about your mental health issues or emotional difficulties is a positive step towards improving your mental health.

Talking to your doctor or mental healthcare professional, such as a psychiatrist, about your mental health issues or emotional difficulties is a positive step towards improving your mental health.

How to find a mental health professional in your area?

The NAMI HelpLine can provide information on how to find various mental health professionals and resources in your area. Please note that we are unable to provide specific recommendations to individual providers as we are unable to speak to the quality of their care.

During your mental health consultation be sure to talk about: recent stressors or losses, such as relationship breakup or loss of employment. Discussions about your mental health issue are a very personal thing and you have the right to be concerned about your privacy.

Talk to your doctor about any cultural or religious beliefs that may affect your treatment. Talking to your doctor or mental healthcare professional, such as a psychiatrist, about your mental health issues or emotional difficulties is a positive step towards improving your mental health.