When a loved one suffers from untreated or mistreated mental health issues the effects can cause others to come down with some of the symptoms. When you are constantly exposed to explosions over minor triggers it can one to feel as if they must walk on eggshells even when they aren’t with said individual. This creates a bit of paranoid feeling and even depression if this pattern continues on a regular basis. Therefore it is important that those caught in such situations whether it be due to a child, spouse or friend seek professional help to better understand and cope with what they are experiencing. For mental illness can truly become contagious if you don’t take of yourself as well.