I remember having a long chat through a door one night because I just wanted to be on my own. He sat on the other side of the door, talking to me, and waited for me to want to come out.
Knowing I have my husband's support is so helpful. He knows I still suffer from bouts of depression, and he is there when I am ready to talk. he never pushes me for answers and he never questions how I am feeling or tells me to "pull myself up".
In terms of managing my day-to-day mental wellbeing, I find that writing down my feelings helps, even if I then destroy what I've written. The act of getting it out of my mind helps me feel calm, and make sense of what I am feeling.
I also try to find 10 to 15 minutes every day for some 'me time', and maybe try to do something I enjoy, if only for a little while.
If you notice you are not acting like yourself, I would suggest seeking help by getting in touch with your doctor, or finding some kind of counselling. If you feel comfortable, you could also speak to your manager just to let them know you are struggling with things. If you feel really desperate, you can call the Samaritans, who are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you're a friend or family member of someone who experiences a mental health problem, I know it must be hard to watch someone you love going through hell. But for the person experiencing the mental health problem, just knowing that they have someone who is there to support them and be there with a kind and caring word when they need it is so important.
*Individual's name has been changed to protect their privacy.