Who cares for Caregivers?
Written by Jessica Schiff, MSW
We’ve all heard the stats – 1 in 5 people (probably closer to 1 in 3) will personally experience a mental health issue/illness in their lifetime. But what about the people in their circle who witness their struggles, their ups and downs? The friends and family of someone with a mental health issue experience their own stress while trying to help their loved one. Talking about difficult subjects, like self-harm and suicide, can be challenging and emotional. Watching someone refuse treatment, or deny having issues, can be a major source of worry and it can even lead to compassion fatigue. That’s why Friends for Mental Health is here – to help you while you help others.