How To Have A Conversation About Mental Health

Do’s and Dont’s

DO

  • Listen without judgement
  • Ask “How can I Help You”
  • Let them know you care
  • Validate their feelings
  • Let them you want to hear-they are not burden
  • Listen with the intention , not to fix
  • Ask when you have time to listen
  • Be patient
  • Keep in touch even if you get no response
  • Empathize

DONT’S

  • Don’t interrupt or speak over
  • Don’t tell them how they should feel
  • Don’t jump in with solution
  • Don’t belittle their feelings
  • Don’t pressure them to speak
  • Don’t tell them the illness or feelings they have are a choice
  • Don’t say you just need to …..(its not that simple)
  • Don’t leave them out
  • Don’t be scared to speak about feelings
  • Don’t be critical or blaming.

Emotional Stages- Covid 19

As we do our best to adjust and adapt to the current circumstances, these are indicative emotional stages of individuals during Covid – 19.

1. DENIAL/DISBELIEF: This can’t be happening! It can never happen to me! Why is God doing this?!

2. PANIC: I will die! Let’s stock up! I feel so anxious!

3. CONFUSION: Where are we headed? When will this end? How long will this last?

4. CREATING A NEW CLARITY: Let’s accept and get creative with our circumstances.

What emotional stage are you in? And can I help you get to creating a new clarity? Do let me know.

What emotional stage are you in? And can I help you get to creating a new clarity? Do let me know.

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