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The benefits of seeking help

Each person will react differently to a loved one’s mental illness, depending on their life experiences, age, education, gender, etc. Individuals may experience sadness, guilt, loneliness, helplessness, anger, worry, etc. You don’t have to worry, it’s normal!

You can tell us how you feel, UNFILTERED.


Why ask for help and who do I ask?

The symptoms of mental illness create anxiety and tension in loved ones. The consequences of stress are often overlooked and can result in exhaustion, sleep disorders, irritability, depression and physical health problems.

In addition, the situation may cause you to have all sorts of questions, and that’s normal. Since your loved one has a mental illness, you may think that it could happen to you too. You may wonder what others will think if you stand with your loved one who is behaving strangely.

You need to find answers to your question and take care of yourself. To learn how to manage your stress, or to let go, visit the websites provided at the bottom of the page. If you need to discuss how you feel about a loved one with a mental illness, you can contact us for UNFILTERED support as you explain your situation and talk candidly about your personal and family difficulties.

Depending on your needs, you can discover ways to set boundaries, learn different techniques to improve your communication skills and identify ways to take care of yourself as well. Réseau Avant de Craquer member affiliates offer a range of services to provide you with support.


Things to remember

It’s normal to have all kinds of emotions and questions about your loved one’s mental illness.

Help is available to answer your questions and reduce your stress. Réseau Avant de Craquer member affiliates can provide you with the tools you need.

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