How do you love someone with mental illness?
5 Ways To Love Someone With Mental IllnessEducate yourself about your loved ones diagnosis. Search NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) for the most up-to-date information about mental illness. Encourage and model self-care and wellness. Be a safe person. Do not love alone. Know when to take a break.
How can doctors tell if someone has mental illness?
Unlike diabetes or cancer there is no medical test that can provide a diagnosis of mental illness. A health care professional can do a number of things in an evaluation including a physical exam and long term monitoring to rule out any underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms.