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Thank you for reaching out to Asking Jude. Your partner is lucky to have a considerate person like you. Unfortunately, you can only do so much when it comes to helping someone with their anxiety and depression. I ultimately suggest that you encourage your partner to seek treatment. You can help them with setting up a therapy appointment if they are having a difficult time with that. Battling mental illness on top of school and life responsibilities can be very challenging, so there are a few things you both can do while your partner seeks professional help.
Encourage your partner to seek out a strong support system. You are there for them, but you cannot be the only person there for them. Your mental health matters as well, and it will be best if they have multiple people to talk to.
Practice mindfulness techniques together such as, https://www.mindful.org/the-body-scan-practice/, to help build grounding techniques for when things become overwhelming. Your partner can use grounding techniques when they are at school to help them focus and manage their anxiety.
Here are some other grounding techniques to try out:
Your partner can try journaling in the meantime as well. Taking a few minutes a day or even just once a week to write down your emotions and what you are grateful for is very beneficial to your overall mental health.
Remind your partner that they are loved and cared for. They are worthy and deserving of feeling better.
Here are some videos for you to check you:
Here are some articles you might find useful:
If you need to contact someone immediately or are in crisis text or call these numbers.
Suicide Hotline by Texting HOME to tel:741741(US)
Suicide Hotline by Text Shout to tel:85258 (UK)
Suicide Hotline by Text CONNECT to tel:686868 (Canada)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Toll-Free: 1-800-273-TALK (tel:1-800-273-8255)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Toll-Free (español): tel:1-888-628-9454
I hope your partner gets the help they need soon.
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