I am worried about someone else
If you are concerned about someone else, it’s important to take it seriously. Keep in mind that everyone has a unique way of coping with their struggles. The first step is to start a conversation with the person and show that you care. It's always better to ask if you sense that someone is going through a tough time.
Here is how you can help them
If it's an emergency
If you are worried about someone and it’s an emergency, please call 10111 or relevant emergency services like your local police station or hospital.
Speak to them
Speak to them in a clear and direct way if you believe they may be struggling. If you suspect that someone might be struggling, it's important to communicate with them in a clear and straightforward manner. Try to understand their situation by discussing it with them. Urge them to seek counseling from Lifeline Johannesburg.
Reach out to us
Book an appointment with a counsellor to talk through your concerns for the other person. Often the situation is complex and the person you are concerned about may not want help. This can make it very difficult for loved ones. Reach out and let's support you.
Don’t be scared to seek help
It may be tough to admit that you are having difficulties with your mental health. Remember that dealing with everyday stresses is not a sign of weakness. If you are unsure whether or not you seek help, please contact us. We provide a safe and nonjudgmental space in which to discuss your feelings or what has happened. Our services are free and open to everyone.