For someone opening up about their mental health, it is difficult. But it isn’t necessarily any easier to be the person they open up to. It can feel like an immense pressure, especially if you are the only one they have opened up to. Chances are, the reason you were chosen to be spoken to is because they believe you are trustworthy, caring and compassionate – so it is a compliment – but it is a compliment with strings.
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The first time you open up about your mental health is likely to be difficult. Choosing the right person to speak to can feel daunting, the person should be someone you feel comfortable with and trust, such as a friend, parent or partner. Try to choose a time when the conversation will not have to be cut short, and in a place where you feel comfortable.