CAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS BE AFFECTED BY THOSE AROUND THEM WITH A MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS?
It can be hard for the families and friends of those with mental health problems as they might need to provide a lot of support which can take a lot of time. It can also be difficult because if one of your family or friends is sad or having troubles then it can make you sad too as you worry about them.
WHAT DO I DO IF A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER HAS A MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS?
If you have someone that is affected by mental illness then there are plenty of people that you can turn to for support, even if you haven't been affected. One good example of this is: Youth Space (click on the link for the website on our 'useful links for school children and young people' page). Another is your school councillor.