1. Trish's story
    Rob went into a black hole. That’s the only way I can describe it. It was just so dark… and I couldn’t reach him. That was hard.
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  2. Jessica Rowe's story #2
    It’s ok to feel angry. It’s ok to feel resentful at times because there’s a lot of responsibility... When you start to feel like that, put your hand up. Ask for some help yourself.
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  3. John McGrath's story
    The shock that we as a family suffered with Shane’s death… was just soul destroying. It’s just the worst possible thing you could have happen to an individual or family.
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  4. Simon's story
    If I had been aware of this illness, my whole way of interacting would have been far more sympathetic, empathetic.
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  5. De Backman-Hoyle
    De Backman-Hoyle
    Being a carer doesn’t come with an instruction manual, so the lack of information and support can be difficult.

 

Supporting someone

Support from family and friends can make all the difference for someone with anxiety, depression or suicidal feelings. There are lots of things you can do – from noticing changes in their behaviour through to practical support to help them recover and manage their condition.

It’s also important to take care of yourself. Supporting someone who experiences depression or anxiety isn't easy – it’s often physically and emotionally draining, which can affect your health and wellbeing.

We’ve got a range of practical resources and information to help you feel confident supporting your loved one, as well as looking after yourself.


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Supporting someone with depression or anxiety

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Supporting someone with suicidal feelings or after a suicide attempt

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Information for parents and guardians


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Perinatal depression and anxiety - advice for dads/partners

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Perinatal depression and anxiety - advice for family/friends

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