Watching a loved one experience what resembles an emotional crisis can be hard. It's normal to be worried and to wonder how and whether you can help. There are 2 hotlines in Scotland that you can contact for free advice, if your loved one is experiencing any of the following:
When someone you love opens up to you about difficult thoughts and feelings, not knowing how to respond is very normal. Yet it can make you feel helpless and cause you distress. Fortunately, there are lots of simple ways you can show your support.
You can get guidance on how best to support a loved one you're worried about by contacting a helpline in Scotland. Helpline supporters can provide you with useful advice and resources so that you feel more empowered to help the person you care about.