Friends/Family - How can I be supportive?

How Can I Be Supportive Without Making Things Worse?

Friends and Family members often ask us about how they can best be supportive to someone with a Mood Disorder.  Often they ask, "My son won't take his meds, how can I get him to do that?", "My Daughter is out of control, and doesn't see she has a problem - won't get help, what can I do?", "Every time I try to help my wife, she just gets mad and pushes me away, what am I doing wrong?"  Questions like these are common, and frustrating.

To learn more about effective ways to give support to your friend or family member please: