April 13, 2023

Letter to Myself 008: Supporting Those That Are Struggling

Letter to Myself 008: Supporting Those That Are Struggling

For Letter To Myself 008, we’ll be looking at how to best support people struggling with their mental health.


When someone you love is struggling with their mental health, it can be hard to know how to best support them in their time of need. For this LTM, we’ll be looking at different tools you can use to show up and help care for the individuals in your life experiencing mental illness.

These tools can include messages to send, activities to try and plan, ways you can support them in their home or work, and many others! Going out of your way to help can be life changing for someone struggling with their mental health. If you are looking for ways to help, this one's for you!

Helping Hands

Want to help but don't know where to start? This article shares the dos and don’ts of supporting someone ➔
Want to know how to support someone while still taking care of yourself? This article from CMHA has great advice ➔
If you're unsure whether someone needs support, this article has great tips for knowing when and how to help ➔

Client Corner

Some kind words about Cognito from a client:

We hope you enjoyed this month's Letter to Myself! If you have monthly themes you’d like to see in the future, please send an email to lettertomyself@getcognito.ca to submit your idea.

If you are in emotional distress, please contact the resources below
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