Loving Someone with Mental Health Issues
As you journey through the challenges of loving someone with mental health struggles, know that you are not alone. It can be overwhelming at times, but know that you are strong and capable of supporting your loved one through this difficult time.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
– Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it is okay to take care of yourself as well. It is not selfish to prioritize your own well-being, as it allows you to be there for your loved one in a more meaningful way. Make sure to carve out time for self-care and seek support from others when you need it.
In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
You can find rest and renewal in Christ; He is your source of strength and comfort.
Mental health struggles can be confusing and overwhelming, and it may take time for your loved one to seek help and find what works for them.
• Be patient and understanding with your loved one.
• Be a listening ear and offer your support, but also remember that it is not your responsibility to fix their struggles.
• Encourage them to seek professional help, and support them in their journey towards healing.
In Galatians 6:2, it says, “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” This verse reminds us of the importance of supporting one another and bearing one another’s burdens.
Remember in Christ Jesus, there is hope. With the right resources and support, it is possible for your loved one to manage their mental health and live a fulfilling life. You are a crucial part of their support system, and your love and care can make all the difference.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13 NIV).
Today’s One Thing
What ONE THING could you do today that would be powerful in your own self-care? Put that one thing on your schedule and do it!