2020
Insights from Young Adults on Helping Those Who Struggle with Mental Health

“Insights from Young Adults on Helping Those Who Struggle with Mental Health,” Ensign, September 2020

Young Adults

Insights from Young Adults

on Helping Those Who Struggle with Mental Health*

Friends

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“Just be a listening ear and encourage them to get whatever help they need for their health.”

—Janka Toronyi, Györ, Hungary

“Listen, love, and show them you are there for them and that you understand them by sharing your own experiences.”

—Nadia Frenkel, Frankfurt, Germany

“Remind them of what they have already accomplished and that with faith in Christ they can face whatever comes next.”

—Andy Young, Texas, USA

  • Editors’ note: Mental health refers to the health and stability of our emotional and psychological state, while mental illness refers to a wide range of disorders that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. These suggestions refer to helping others through mental health issues; mental illness should be addressed with health professionals.