Supporting A Loved One With a Mental Illness

Supporting the Mentally Ill - Ways you can help Part 1 of a 4 Part Series - Written by a Mentally Ill Mother, Wife, Daughter & Human - A list of ways you can can support a loved-one with a mental illness including things you should avoid doing."

This post is the first of a four-part series for family members of those with a mental illness. I was diagnosed with a mental illness when I was 15 years old which meant years of therapy, doctors and research. I understand my illnesses but recently I’ve had to learn how to cope with another’s mental illnesses.

You will find a list of ways you can can support a loved-one with a mental illness including things you should avoid doing.

Southern Fried Potatoes

Southern Fried Potatoes with onions, peppers and garlic @ Huddlenet.com

Southern Fried Potatoes compliment many dishes, are easy to cook and are a favorite on any table. This recipe uses a cooking hack that works for most fried potatoes.

I almost always zap my potatoes in the microwave before frying them – just until they are slightly tender. The nice thing about this method is that I have time to slice onions, peppers, heat my oil, work on other food, etc. etc.