Here are some of the best things you can say to a person with mental illness:
1. I love you
2. What can I do to help?
3. This must be very hard for you
4. I am there for you, I will always be there for you
5. You are amazing, beautiful and strong and you can get through this
6. Have you seen your doctor/therapist?
7.You never have to apologize for your illness or for feeling this way
8. I’m not scared of you