Talk to a close friend, a family member, GP, counsellor or psychologist. Don’t bottle it up.
We know compassion and caring for others, and feeling supported by them releases chemicals in the body that reverse some of the effects of chronic stress.
This is a great guide from the Conversations Matter website
If the situation is urgent and you’re concerned you, or someone else, is in immediate danger do not leave the person alone, unless you are concerned for your own safety.
Call the person’s doctor, a mental health crisis service or dial 000 and say that the person’s life is at risk.
If the person agrees, you could go together to the local hospital emergency department for assessment.
Other services include: