COPING WITH A PERSON SUFFERING FROM A MENTAL ILLNESS

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Mental disorders have become quite common recently. They are not communicable, yet very dangerous. A number of people suffer from this mental illnesses. Some are aware, while some are not.

Mental disorders are extensive health conditions that alters a person’s mood, thinking and behavior. A very common example is clinical depression. Mental illnesses are hard to prevent but can be controlled. Below are some signs and symptoms of mental disorders:

  • Extreme mood changes
  • Feeling low or sad
  • Change in behavior and eating patterns
  • Excessive anger/hostility
  • Withdrawal from activities
  • Difficulty in relating with others
  • Restlessness
  • Detachment from reality
  • Suicidal thoughts

Living and coping with a person who is mentally ill can be very tiresome and difficult; next to impossible for some people, but it is very possible. Here are some tips on how to cope with such people:

Don’t patronize
As much as you think being there for them is important…

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