As a family member, encouraging a loved one to seek mental health treatment is one of the thinnest tightropes we can walk.

“I’m fine!” “I’m not the crazy one – you are!” “I don’t need help!” Too often, encouraging a loved one to seek mental health treatment turns into a stalemate with long-lasting hard feelings, and no one gets the help they need or deserve. How to circumvent a standoff? Enter mental health advocate Gabe Howard.

– Ellen Hendriksen

Read more: How to Help a Loved One Suffering from Mental Illness

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