Keep the lines of communication open to better understand their needs and feelings.
Learn about the specific mental illness they are dealing with to provide informed support.
Show empathy and be a source of emotional support when they need it.
Create a structured daily routine to provide stability and predictability.
Promote self-care activities and wellness practices to help manage symptoms.
Ensure they take prescribed medications regularly and on time if applicable.
Be vigilant for changes in their behavior or mood and address them promptly.
Know when to involve mental health professionals for assessment and treatment.
Consider joining a support group for caregivers to share experiences and insights.
Remember to prioritize your own well-being, as caregiver burnout can affect your ability to provide care effectively.