Trauma-focused psychological therapies are important when treating PTSD. These therapies include trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing.
Separate the person from the disorder. Show acceptance - remind them that they are loved and valued no matter what. Be patient - be mindful about how you react to their behaviour.
Show acceptance - let them know that they are loved with or without the anxiety problems. Give validation - acknowledge the ways that anxiety is an issue for them.
Self-care is a priority when you are helping or looking after someone else with a mental illness. This might include activities or times that you spend maintaining your own well-being.
Anorexia nervosa is a disorder that can make your loved one feel extremely isolated, because others can have a hard time understanding their difficulties. Show acceptance and be patient.
Educate friends and family about autism. Find the right support for autistic people. Be mindful of their sensitivities. Encourage them to have structure. Be patient and accepting.
Understand bipolar disorder. Help them to feel supported. Know when to get urgent support. Know the warnings signs. Plan support in advance. Help them to reduce stress.
Understand depression. Help them to feel supported. Know when to get urgent support. Encourage them to do fun activities and stay active. Find them the right support.
Understand PTSD. Help them to feel safe and supported. Create a secure environment for them. Be open to listen. Help them to cope during a flashback. Help them to have a routine.
Understand conduct disorders. Help them to find the right support. Be positive and have hope. Give more attention to good behaviours. Point out their strengths.
Understand OCD. Help them to feel supported. Talk openly about OCD. Help them to live as normally as possible. Set limits. Point out their strengths.
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