My favorite cousin is in a pretty serious health battle. She's vitally important to me, to my wife, and to my kid (her godson). We've always seen her at least monthly and called her every week or so. But now she's going through the fight of her life and she's not even always telling us when she's been hospitalized or is otherwise struggling. We want to find a way to step up our support for her without being intrusive or making any grim assumptions about her prognosis. How do we do that? [more inside]
I’m having troubles working out if I’m being unreasonable in the below scenario. [more inside]
My friend is in a very bad way. She's had a painful breakup, and she has a long-term chronic illness that's tough to deal with. She's housebound, isolated, very unhappy and says she's thinking of suicide. What, if anything, can I do to help? [more inside]
My friend is ill with a condition that might be psychosomatic. She doesn't believe or trust her doctors, and she is continually diagnosing herself with new illnesses. What's the best way I can be supportive? [more inside]
Online forums/support specific to health care professionals/students with major mental health diagnoses/problems?
Are there online forums/communities for support for medical professionals/students with serious mental health diagnoses? [more inside]
[family support question] my partner's mom is sick. multiple autoimmune conditions, potentially cancer now. how can i best support my partner (on multiple levels)? [more inside]
How can I help my long distance boyfriend get through his grandmother's serious illness? [more inside]
How to support and comfort a friend through the illness/loss of their pets? What helped you? [more inside]
Searching for support groups in New York City, for young-ish adults who are coping with a sick parent. [more inside]
I have two friends; their parents are (separately) dying. How to help? Neither are in U.S./U.K./CAN.
I would like to help my friends, if I can; two of them are individually dealing with incredibly stressful and sad health-related situations related to their parents. [more inside]
I have a friend who's husband is going in for heart surgery tomorrow. He is a young guy, about 30 years old, He is an extremely athletic outdoorsy type of person, (helicopter skiing, mountain biking, workouts at least 3x a week) He is also one of those guys that don't want any one to visit or call and hates medication, hospitals, doctors. So this is not going to be fun for him, or for his wife. I wanted to know in the hives opinion what I can do to support, say, give during all of this. [more inside]