What should someone do if the person they entrusted in their struggles with mental health dismisses them?
[#25 Q3] What should someone do if the person they entrusted in their struggles with depression, suicide or other mental health issues dismisses or does not acknowledge their struggles? There have been several instances where I told my parents and friends, but rather than receive help, the issue was dismissed as “a phase” or even anger that this issue was brought up (perhaps because of “shame” or “embarrassment” due to being associated with me). Especially during the pandemic lockdown, it’s not very easy to reach out to others, so the pool of “trusted” people is limited. What should we do in these instances?
It is important to point out that these brothers do not presume to have the answers to our questions. Rather, they are willing to provide a response in fellowship, and to encourage us to personally go to the Lord and consider all these things before Him.