As much as it hurts sometimes you have to let a love one hit rock bottom before they can bounce up. Yes, you want to help but as they fall they can often drag you along their path. This is a path full of mental health episodes that can be as painful for you as your loved one’s. It’s important though to let them know you are there for them when they are ready to lift themselves up. For even if one attempts to drag a loved one to the water they still will spit it out until they are truly thirsty. Letting them fall is truly painful but most are not made of glass and they will come back noting the scrapes that led them down this downward path in the 1st place.