Mental health difficulties do not just affect the person with the diagnosis. As with any health condition, it is likely that there will be an impact on friends, family, loved ones and colleagues. Mental Illness is commonly misunderstood and sadly still carries a lot of stigma. The person you are supporting may feel uncomfortable talking about their condition and likewise, you may also feel uncomfortable. This is ok. If they would like to get support from an external organisation, try not to take it personally. Reading up on their health condition so that you have more information and better understand the way that they are feeling is also very helpful.